SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority)



Established in 1995, signed the Groningen Declaration on April 16th, 2012.

1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield
Pretoria, South Africa

General information:
SAQA oversees all aspects of the implementation of South Africa’s National Qualifications

Chief contact person:SAQA2
Joe Samuels, CEO

Year from which student data can be digitally retrieved :

Educational sectors represented in depository :
Secondary education, tertiary education, adult education and training

Snapshot of NLRD data as of 31 March 2018

  • Learners on NLRD:                                       18,372.991 (students &  graduates)
  • Qualification achievements:                    14,950.465 (full achievements)
  • Part -qualification achievements:          96,204.025 (achievements of modules, courses and unit standards towards full qualifications)
  • Achievements through RPL:                       63,790
  • Recognised professional bodies:              106
  • Registered professional designations:   385
  • People with professional designations:  350,677

Annual increase of registered student data :
For the financial year 2017-2018 (ended 31 March 2018),  1,078 records were added to the NLRD.

Number of consultations of student data :

For the 2017-2018 financial year, 72, 542 persons have requested and received free NLRD transcripts, and the qualifications of a further 81, 833 persons have been verified by SAQA.

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