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ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS


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‘A’ level Advanced level
Acc Accounting
Admin Administration
Adv Advanced
Adv Cert Advanced Certifi cate
Agric Agricultural/Agriculture
Agric Sci Agricultural Science/s
Aug August
Ave Avenue
B Bachelor
B A Bachelor of Arts
B Com Bachelor of Commerce
B Ed Advanced level
B Sc Bachelor of Science
B Soc Sc Bachelor of Social Science
B Tech Bachelor of Technology
BCVO Beweging vir Christelike Volkseie Onderwys
Biol Biology
Bus Econ Business Economics
Bus Stud Business Studies
CAO Central Applications Offi ce
CAT Computer Applications Technology
Cert Certificate
CIS Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators
Comp Stud Computer Studies
Cons Stud Consumer Studies
Cnr Corner
Dbn Durban
Deg Degree
Dept Departmental
Dip Diploma
Dram Dramatic
e.g. for example
Econ Economics
Elec Eng Electrical Engineering
email electronic mail
Eng Engineering
Eng & Des Graph Engineering Graphics and Design
Eng Sci Engineering Science
Engl English
etc. etcetera (and so on)
exam examination
FAL First Additional Language
FET Further Education and Training
FNB First National Bank
GCE General Certificate of Education
Geog Geography
H Dip Higher Diploma
HESA Higher Education South Africa
HG Higher Grade
HIGCSE Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Hist History
HL Home Language
IB International Baccalaureate
ID Identity Document
IEB Independent Examinations Board
IGCSE International General Certificate of Secondary Education
IMM Institute of Marketing Management
Info Tech Information Technology
Ind Chem Industrial Chemistry
Jun June
KZN KwaZulu-Natal
lang/s language/s
LES (Stream LES) Life and environmental sciences
LO Life Orientation
M (Stream M) Mathematical sciences
m months
M Tech Master of Technology
Maths Mathematics
Maths Lit Mathematical Literacy
Matric Matriculation
Mech Tech Mechanical Technology
min minimum
MS Microsoft
N3, N4, N5 National Technical Certificate
N National
N Cert National Certificate
N Dip National Diploma
N H National Higher
NiSHE National Information Service for Higher Education
no. number
NSC National Senior Certificate
NSC Deg National Senior Certificate meeting the requirements for degree level study
‘O’ level Ordinary level
Oct October
Phys Sci Physical Science/s
Physiol Physiology
Pmb Pietermaritzburg
PO Post Office
prof professional
prog programme
p/t part-time
R Rand (ZAR)
Rd Road
SA South Africa/South African
SADC Southern African Development Community
SAIM South African Institute of Management
SAQA South African Qualifications Authority
Sci Science/s
Sep September
SG Standard Grade
SMME Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise
SMS Short Message Service (text message)
Stud Studies
Tech Technology
Tech Dwg Technical Drawing
UNISA University of South Africa
US$ United States dollar
Vis Visual
yr/s year/s