Glossary of South African Education Authorities





The Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority is a skills development authority serving the energy and water sectors. They prescribe to SAQA the NQF


National Qualifications Framework. It provides a framework within which the South African Qualifications system is constructed, representing a national effort at integrating education and training. The NQF is the set of principles and guidelines by which records of learner achievement are registered to enable national recognition of acquired skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring an integrated system that encourages life-long learning.


Department of Labour


South African Qualifications Authority. SAQA is a statutory body establised in terms of the SAQA act and continuing in terms of the NQF Act. The NQF act mandates SAQA to: Develop and implement, advance objectives and coordinate sub-frameworks of the national qualifications framework (NQF)


The NAMB is established in terms of Section 26A (1)(a) of the Skills Development Act , Act 97 of 1998 as an operational unit within the Department of Higher Education and Training with statutory functions.


Umalusi Council sets and monitors standards for general and further education and training in South Africa in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework


The Department of Higher Education and Training. The mandate includes aspects of skills development with specific focus on post-school education and training.

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