How to register with SACE online

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SACESouth African Council for Educators and is the professional council for educators, that aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate Registration, management of Professional Development and inculcation of a Code of Ethics for all educators. Every educator is required by law to register with the Council before appointment to a teaching post. The SACE online registration is facilitated through the SITA e-services portal.

SACE Online Registration
Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online). All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

  1. Go to the following link
  2. Click on the Register link Register on the e-gov services
  3. Fill the registration form with your personal details
  4. Chose your password
  5. Please provide your ID number if you’re a South African citizen and passport number if you’re not a citizen
  6. Once registered with the e-gov service, you can then login to the e-gov portal and select on SACE to begin registering.
  7. If you already registered on just proceed with login no need to register twice.

How To Login To SACE SITA eServices Portal

  1. Click login on the top of the any page and provide your credentials to login. You must have registered first before you can log into SACE SITA eServices Portal.
  2. You can also do the following on the login page
    Register a new account if you have not yet registered“
    Reset your password if you forgot it
    Retrieve your username if you also forgot it

Documents Required for SACE Registration

ID Document

  • ID Copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)
  • Non-SA Citizens
  • A valid Passport and Permit
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

SAQA Evaluation report 

  • This is for all qualifications received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognised for registration purposes.

Matric Certificate OR A & O Level if received outside the republic of SA.

Police clearance certificate
Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.


  • For example, B.Ed., PGCE, NPDE, Diploma in grade R teaching, etc.
  • A complete Academic record for the professional teacher’s qualification on the University letter head and Signed.
  • Indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Professional Teaching Qualifications:

Those who studied for a PGCE, the following documents must also be submitted:

  • Academic Qualifications (qualification certificate).
  • A complete Academic record for the academic qualification on the University letter head and signed and indicating that the qualification has been completed including the date of completion.

Proof of payment

  • Proof of payment to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to and click on pay here to make a payment.
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment with your application.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website.

All enquiries must be forwarded to