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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)


Regulations for the Conduct, Administration and Management of Assessment for the Senior Certificate, 2005

Chapter 13 : The National Examination Irregularities Committee (NEIC)

75. Composition of the PEIC


(1) The composition of the PEIC will be as follows:
(a) Five officials in the employ of the relevant provincial department of education recommended to the Head of Department for appointment by the provincial Examinations Board;
(b) The provincial education department must include competencies and expertise in the following areas:
(i) The education system as a whole;
(ii) The examination system;
(iii) Professional legal practitioner;
(iv) Subject area specialisation, co-opted on a need basis; and
(v) Labour relations.


(2) In addition, the following persons will be nominated as observers:
(a) One representative from Higher Education South Africa;
(b) One representative from the South African Qualifications Authority;
(c) One representative from Umalusi; and
(d) One representative from each of the recognised teacher unions.


(3) All members of the committee together with the chairperson will be appointed by the Head of Department. The additional members with observer status will be appointed by the MEC.