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Have Your Say: Invitation for Public Submissions on National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B20-2018]

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Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B 20 - 2018].

The Bill seeks to amend the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 so as to: amend and insert certain definitions; provide for the verification of all qualifications or part-qualifications by the SAQA; provide for the formulation of criteria for evaluating foreign qualifications; provide for the establishment and maintenance of separate registers of misrepresented or fraudulent qualifications; provide for a separate register for professional designations; provide for the referral of qualifications or part-qualifications to SAQA for verification and evaluation; provide for offences and penalties which have a bearing on fraudulent qualifications; and provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be sent to the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (attention: Mr Anele Kabingesi), 3rd floor, WS 3/111, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town 8001, or e-mailed to akabingesi@parliament.gov.za. In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

The closing date for submissions is 28 August 2018.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Mr Anele Kabingesi at (021) 403-3760, 083 412 1585 or http://www.parliament.gov.za

Issued by Hon C September, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training.