The Director of Human Resources, Mrs Uanda Ndou, would like to inform the University community that on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 in Johannesburg, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law tough new rules criminalising the submission of fraudulent qualifications or misrepresentation of education credentials. 

Job seekers and prospective students who submit fraudulent qualifications or misrepresent them will now face up to five years in prison in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Act 2019. 

The Act is expected to come into effect on a date determined by President Ramaphosa by proclamation in the Gazette and its provisions may have different commencement dates. 

All organs of state, employers, education institutions, skills development providers and quality councils will be required to authenticate, before appointment or registration, all qualifications or part- qualifications presented to them for hiring or study. 

Please follow a link below for more information about this new Act. 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 15 October 2019 

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