n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Reconstructing Criminology in South Africa - challenges for the new millennium

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The South African Qualifications Act (58 of 1995) heralded many changes in the field of education and filled many academics with fear and trepidation while others regarded it as a wonderful challenge to enhance the development of learners and to improve the social and economic development of the country. This discussion will give an overview of the aims and objectives of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and its various bodies as set out in a number of SAQA publications, followed by a focus on national and international trends in criminology and criminal justice with a view to indicating some challenges for the future development of criminology in South Africa.

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