Thousands embroiled in university degree-for-sale scandal

The SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has been tasked with investigating a degree-for-sale scandal at the University of Zululand.

This comes after over 4 000 people are alleged to have paid for their qualifications, prompting the Department of Higher Education to intervene.

702's John Robbie spoke to Chief Executive Officer of the South African Qualifications Authority, Joe Samuels, about how the falsification of qualifications can be prevented.

He said that while SAQA will compile a list of individuals who misrepresented their academic records, a qualification can only be declared fraudulent by a court of law.

Listen to the interview below:

If a qualification is misrepresented, where people have faked a qualification, certainly we can express a view on that.

Joe Samuels, SA Qualifications Authority CEO

At the beginning of the process, we make sure that people say whether we can release the names into the public domain.

Joe Samuels, SA Qualifications Authority CEO

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