1. New applicants:
1.1 Teachers, subject advisers and senior curriculum planners who meet the criteria (specified in Annexure A), are invited to apply for the position of a marker for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination of November 2017 in the subjects listed in Table 1.
1.2 Officials who meet the appointment criteria (Annexure A) and who have produced a school pass rate of a minimum of 70% in the November 2016 NSC examination in the subject/s taught, are requested to apply for the subjects listed in Table 1.

Table 1: List of subjects that are examined in the NSC and SC

Afrikaans Home Language Afrikaans First Additional Language
Agricultural Sciences Computer Applications Technology
English First Additional Language Information Technology
isiXhosa Home Language isiXhosa First Additional Language
Religion Studies Sesotho Home Language
Setswana Home Language Visual Arts
Afrikaans Second Additional Language Civil Technology
Music Design (Theory)
Dramatic Arts Engineering Graphics and Design
Electrical Technology Hospitality Studies
isiXhosa Second Additional Language Mechanical Technology
1.3 New applicants must complete the application form marked Annexure B.

2. Submission of applications (new applicants)
2.1 All new applicants must attach the following documents to their application forms:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Certified copy of identity document.
  • Certified copy/copies of academic study record(s).
  • Certified copy/copies of qualification certificate(s).
  • Proof of registration with the South African Council of Educators (SACE).
2.2 Applications must be submitted to the following address:

Head: Education
Attention: Mr M Cameron
Directorate: Assessment Management
Western Cape Education Department
5th Floor, Grand Central Towers
Lower Parliament Street

2.3 Applications must reach the WCED by 19 May 2017. Should you have any enquiries, please contact Mr M Cameron at tel. no. 021 467 2964.

3. Successful applicants will be notified of their appointment in writing and will be required to sign a contract with the WCED. Further correspondence regarding the marking process will follow.

4. Completion of Declaration Forms by appointed markers
4.1 Markers were appointed in 2015 and 2016 for a period of three years and two years respectively subject to an annual review in order to determine if they still meet the appointment criteria.
4.2 These markers are required to complete the attached Declaration Form (Annexure C; which will be sent directly to markers) to ensure that their appointment for 2017 is validated. All completed Declaration Forms must be returned to the above-mentioned address by not later than 19 May 2017. If a marker does not return his/her Declaration Form by the specified date, that marker will lose his/her space in the marking panel concerned.

5. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is again considering the centralised marking of selected small subjects in 2017. The list of subjects will be communicated to the aspirant markers as soon as it is made available by the DBE. In the event that such a list is made available after the appointments have been done, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will nullify the appointments done in those selected subjects.

6. The marking of the NSC examination scripts is one of the most important aspects of the examination process. The WCED takes pride in the appointment of qualified and competent markers. Principals and other senior officials who recommend markers must, therefore, act in good faith. Please note that supplying incorrect information on the application form will be regarded as fraud and will be dealt with in terms of the Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act 76 of 1998).

7. It is imperative that principals, district directors, circuit managers and subject advisers bring the content of this minute to the attention of all teachers so that they are familiar with the appointment criteria before submitting applications. The Directorate: Assessment Management cannot accept responsibility if teachers are not informed of the contents of this minute.

8. The WCED relies on your co-operation and support in this important matter.

DATE: 2017:05:10

Annexure A: Criteria for the appointment  (size: 58 KB)
Annexure B: Application form  (size: 76 KB)
Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act 76 of 1998)  (size: 160 KB)