South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Contact Details

Physical: SAQA House, 1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Postal: Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof, 0145
Tel: 012 431 5000
Fax: 012 431 5147


The mission of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is to oversee the further development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and advance its objectives, which contribute to the full development of each lifelong learner and to the social and economic development of the nation at large.

The objectives of the NQF are to: create a single integrated national framework for learning achievements; facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education, training and career paths; enhance the quality of education and training; and accelerate the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities. The objectives of the NQF are designed to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the nation at large.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr V Toni-Penxa
Chief Executive Officer
Mr J Samuels

Dr Vuyelwa Toni-Penxa
Deputy Chairperson:
Prof Sarah Jane Howie
Board Members:
Prof Narend Baijnath
Dr Shamrita Devi Bhikha
Mr Edward William de Klerk
Mr Bonisile McLaren Gantile
Prof Jerry O Kuye
Mr Gordon Choaro Louw
Mr Malesela Maleka
Ms Joyce Mashabela
Ms Priscilla Lynnette Fundisile Nzimande
Ms Anne Kathleen Oberholzer
Dr Mafu Rakometsi
Mr Joe Samuels (CEO)
Prof Talvin Schultz
Ms Nadia Starr
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Joe Samuels
Deputy Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Julie Reddy
Senior Management:
Mr Mark Albertyn (Director: Finance and Administration)
Mr Claude Baxter (Director: Information Technology)
Dr Heidi Bolton (Director: Research)
Mr Victor Booysen (Director: Human Resources)
Ms Nadina Coetzee (Director: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services)
Dr Sazi Kunene (Director: International Liaison)
Ms Nireen Naidoo (Director: Office of the CEO)
Ms Faith Nyaka (Director: Registration and Recognition)
Mr Wellington Radu (Director: Advocacy, Communication and Support)
Ms Yvonne Shapiro (Director: National Learners' Records Database)
Communications Officers:
Ms Carmon Butler (Assistant Director: Advocacy, Communications and Support)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets32 28438 39533 39431 948
Non-Current Assets23 99623 24131 80929 036
Total Assets56 28061 63665 20360 984
Current Liabilities24 63723 84819 77420 472
Non-Current Liabilities----
Total Liabilities24 63723 84819 77420 472
Total Net Assets31 64337 78845 42940 512
Total Revenue91 857115 331123 620115 591
Revenue from Exchange Transactions37 10034 81331 09727 238
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions54 75780 51892 52388 353
Total Expenditure(98 001)(123 049)(119 582)(111 057)
Employee Costs(63 526)(62 675)(65 536)(59 539)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(6 144)(7 719)4 0374 534
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(4 380)16 375(633)17 061
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(3 702)(3 984)(6 186)(10 817)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year25 14133 22420 83327 652
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure710---
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
Posts Approved181215172n/a
Posts Filled167149185n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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