NSBs or National Standard Body

The functions of NSBs include the following:

    *Defining and recommending to SAQA the boundaries of the field and, within this, a framework of sub-fields;
    *Recognising or establishing SGBs within the framework of sub-fields, and ensuring that the work of the SGBs meets SAQA requirements;
    *Recommending the registration of qualifications and standards to SAQA;
    *Overseeing the update and review of qualifications and standards;
    *Liaison with ETQAs;
    *Defining requirements and mechanisms for the moderation of standards and qualifications.

NSBs do not generate standards or qualifications but rather oversee these activities at the sub-field level.