Saiosh is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the Professional Body to register Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners in South Africa in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. Since its inception, Saiosh has registered more than 13 500 members.
For the past decade we have tried all kinds of membership certification and verification systems, it ranged from posting hard copy certificates to e-mailing soft copy certificates and web based even online certificates. All of these systems have fundamental drawbacks, are labour intense , prone to human error and fraud cannot be eliminated. We are pleased to say that we have found the ultimate solution – PrivySeal Digital Accreditation!
PrivySeal is a cost effective way to verify our members good standing and professional status. PrivySeal has delivered several key benefits including driving compliance, increased membership and helped drive revenue collection and income.
What is more striking about PrivySeal is that the verification is independent and in real-time, 24/7 which eliminates identity theft and certificate fraud.
The PrivySeal verification link can be inserted into members’ email signatures, websites and their social media profiles and as such they are able to demonstrate their competence to clients, stakeholders, peers and the public at all times.
We are extremely happy with the results and have since expanded our relationship with PrivySeal to issue digital certificates to all members and stop issuing physical certificates.
Chief Executive Officer
South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
To date, our experience with PrivySeal has been exceptional. Craig and his associates have dealt with us in a very professional and informed way, which has made the implementation process relatively easy. PrivySeal are integrating seamlessly with our online membership database on an almost real-time basis, and we have not had any issues with their technology. The only issue has been that the PrivySeal website cannot be accessed using the discontinued Internet Explorer browser, but Edge, Chrome and Firefox all work well.
We have already seen some direct benefits coming through, mainly from the correction of mismatched data picked up when members have registered with PrivySeal. A significant benefit from the PoPI perspective is that our members decide with whom to share their SAIMechE membership status via their PrivySeals. In addition, if we are asked to verify the membership status of an individual, we can direct that query back to the member to provide the verification themselves via their PrivySeal. We believe that the investment in PrivySeal adds real value to our members.
As a final comment, I think it probable that PrivySeal is the most significant player in this space, and that a wider use of their technology is not only necessary, but also inevitable. I see PrivySeal playing a role in most of the South African built environment associations, and this connectedness can only add value to us as professionals.
Chief Executive Officer
The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering
The SACPCMP is mandated to ensure that the South African public is protected at all times.
The SACPCMP PrivySeal and hyperlinked digital certificate of Registration and Good Standing ensures the integrity of our data management, ensuring that our Registered Persons are easily identified as compliant and meeting the professional standards.
Paper-based certificates are subject to unethical practices and the PrivySeal is a tried-and-tested technology that ensures that only registered professionals practise in the industry, thereby protecting the Public.
South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions
The EAAB has partnered with PrivySeal to deliver on the EAAB’s key mandate to protect property consumers and registered agents. We are delighted by the response from industry and believe this consumer protection initiative to be one of the most successful in the history of the EAAB.
Estate Agency Affairs Board
We are proud of this project and the electronic SAQA Certificate of Evaluation. Going digital in this way puts SAQA at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution which embraces digitisation and its benefits. This development builds on the efforts SAQA has made to ensure quicker and more efficient evaluation of foreign qualifications through the establishment of the African Qualifications Verification Network in 2016, as well as the Southern African Development Community Qualifications Verification Network in 2017, and SAQA’s on-going work with members of the Groningen Declaration Network.
South African Qualifications Authority