Government's South African Qualifications Authority has published a new policy framework for dealing with falsified or illegitimate qualifications. The document appears to be a response to a series of scandals involving high-profile people such as the SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the ANC's Pallo Jordan, which have undermined the credibility of the country's qualifications controls. The Draft National Policy on the Misrepresentation of Qualifications seeks to "define what is meant by misrepresented qualifications" and to "provide a framework for dealing with individuals and providers who misrepresent qualifications," according to SAQA CEO, Joe Samuels. The policy document said: "Media exposure of high ranking officials claiming to hold qualifications that they were not awarded or for which they did not enroll, has created greater public awareness around misrepresented qualifications." The draft policy stated: "Apart from being illegal, the misrepresentation of qualifications has othe...

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