South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Contact Details

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


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 the 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.

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