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Foreign Qualifications Under the Spotlight

South African Qualifications Authority

The Draft Policy and Criteria for Evaluating Foreign Qualifications within the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) has been published for comment.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) published the draft policy in Government Gazette 38610 in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act of 2008.

Minimum Requirements for Adult Education Set Down

Department of Higher Education and Training

In accordance with the Higher Education Act and the National Qualifications Framework Act, the Policy on Minimum Requirements for Programmes Leading to Qualifications for Educators and Lecturers in Adult and Community Education and Training has been published.

According to Notice 257 published in Government Gazette 38612, the qualifications outlined in the policy replace all formerly approved professional qualifications for Adult Education and Training (AET) educators.

Mandarin Included in School Curriculum

Department of Basic Education

Mandarin has been listed as a second additional language in terms of regulations pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12.

The regulations, published in notice 235 in Government Gazette 38589 by the basic education department, are amended in terms of the South African Schools Act.

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