29. Certificate of conditional exemption to immigrants
1. Subject to paragraphs 10 and 32, the Committee of Principals shall issue a certificate of conditional exemption to an immigrant who, at one and the same examination sitting –
a. passed a university language of instruction First Language Higher Grade and complies with the requirements of paragraph 4 except for the requirements of paragraph 4.b.i in that a language chosen from Group D has not been passed; or
b. at one and the same sitting satisfied the requirements of paragraph 3 save that he or she neither offered nor passed a second language from Group A; or
c. four technical or other N5 standard subjects, including Mathematics or another subject with Higher Grade subject equivalence as determined by the Committee of Principals, and who wishes to register as a student for bachelor’s degree studies at a South African university where he or she passed in at least four technical or other N5 standard subjects including Mathematics or another subject with Higher Grade subject equivalence as determined by the Committee of Principals and obtained at least 40 per cent in a university language of instruction First Language Higher Grade towards a senior certificate of the Council.
2. A pass in the home language of an immigrant at the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education or in a language that was granted First Language Higher Grade equivalence by the Committee of Principals shall be accepted in lieu of a pass in a First Language Higher Grade from Group A.
3. In the case of a German-speaking immigrant, a pass in German First Language Higher Grade shall be accepted in the place of a pass in a First Language Higher Grade from Group A.