As Professional Body, SAESI attend as far as possible all SAQA meetings and events in order to comply but also to learn and grow. Below are links to the International Seminar: Recognition of Prior Learning for Professional Qualifications and Professional Designations held on 21 June 2019.
PROGRAMME INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR RPL 21 JUNE 2019 (287kb)
PRESENTATION RPL POLICY AND PRACTICES – DR KB REDDY (984kb)
PRESENTATIN RPL PRACTICES STATUTORY PB – MR NICHOLAS MALEBANE (1.8MB)
PRESENTATION RPL PRACTICES NON-STATUTORY PB – MR ENRICO DU PLESSIS (875kb)
PRESENTATION VALIDATION OF PRIOR LEARNING IN FRANCE – DR BORHENE CHAKROUN (1.6MB)
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act requires the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to recognise professional bodies and register their professional designations on the NQF. This only happens if the professional body meets the SAQA Policy and Criteria for recognising professional bodies and registering professional designations.
Benefits of being a SAQA recognised professional body:
- Recognition as trusted professional bodies through an Act of Parliament
- Part of a national database of professional bodies that uphold high standards of competence and ethics
- Registration of professional designations on the most comprehensive national database of learner achievements
- Exposure to best practice through access to fora that improve professional bodies functions
SAQA recognises a professional body if it:
- Complies with, and adheres to, good corporate governance practices
- Protects the public interest in relation to services provided by its members
- Promotes professional development of its members to meet their relevant designation requirements
- Has a code of conduct for its members to adhere to
- Does not apply unfair exclusionary practices in terms of membership admission
VIEW THE LIST OF THE PROFESSIONAL BODIES RECOGNISED BY SAQA
Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life.
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.
Months without any rain in the Cape Town areas have brought many South Africans together to collect water containers for the Cape Town drought affected areas. The President of The Southern African Emergency Services Institute NPC (SAESI), Mr Melvin Ramlall and his family being concerned fellow South African citizens and Melvin also being a Firefighter for more than 30 years at Ethekwini District Municipality, having seen the effects of disaster first hand took the opportunity to launch a campaign in conjunction with a well-known Non-Profit Organisation, Gift of the Givers, to collect water for Cape Town.
Through their efforts many members of the community supported the campaign of which recently retired Major General Bala Naidoo of the SAPS was the very first contributor of water that started off the 5000lt water collected. The campaign started on the 27th of January 2018 and by the 31st of January 2018, 3000lt of sealed water containers had already been contributed across the community where young and old participated.
On the 5th of February 2018 Gift of the Givers did a pick-up at Nadasens Savemore Shop of 5000lt of sealed water containers to deliver to Cape Town.
The Merebank Community is a small community with a big heart and inspiration to others. Through the achievement of this campaign, as such the Community of Merebank and SAESI poses a Challenge to all Brigades within SAESI to do the same.
Let’s collect as much water containers as possible and make a change for the Cape Town Communities that are affected with the drought.
Article by: Lulu Ferreira, SAESI Head Office
The Knysna Municipal Fire Chief, Clinton , Manager, Kam Chetty and Executive Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies presented the cause of the devastating fires that spread through the area on 7 June to various members of the media today, 14 August.
Manuel presented the vast scientific evidence to the media and saying: “Looking at the evidence scientifically, evidence points to the origin of the fire as being on a clearing site in Elandskraal. Specific patterns of the burn scars on a farm, shows a definite V pattern that indicates with a high degree of certainty the site where the fire started. Just below this scar we have found evidence of man-made fire.
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