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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113965  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-11-16  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242856  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who work in the public sector. People credited with this Unit Standard are able to explain the main roles and responsibilities of the national government in South Africa and to explain how their work roles and accountabilities contribute to the fulfilment of these roles and responsibilities.

Learners will be able to:
  • Describe the main objectives of the Constitution of South Africa in terms of its implications for national government.
  • Define the different elements of national government.
  • Demonstrate how own work roles and accountabilities contribute to the achievement of the roles and functions of national government.
  • Explain the main challenges facing national government in one field of government and how national government is responding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the main objectives of the Constitution of South Africa in terms of its implications. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe the main objectives of the Constitution of South Africa in terms of its implications for national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main objectives and principles of the Constitution are identified to determine the main roles and responsibilities of national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The main roles of national government in terms of the Constitution are explained to make clear where the responsibilities of national government begin and end. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the different elements of national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A distinction is made between local, provincial and national government structures and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The activities of national government are explained in terms of its social, political and economic impact on communities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate how own work roles and accountabilities contribute to the achievement of the roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main elements and responsibilities of the learner`s own work roles are explained to reveal the learner`s personal accountabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The contributions of the learner`s own work roles and responsibilities to the achievement of the national government`s roles, responsibilities and functions are explained to reveal how every individual public sector employee has a direct responsibility for the ultimate delivery of services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the main challenges facing national government in one field of government. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the main challenges facing national government in one field of government and how national government is responding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    3. Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of the current government`s responses to them in legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least one field of service provision in the public sector.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1. Challenges are identified in terms of the national context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    2. Changing values are identified in terms of the national government context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Statutory Framework

    A working knowledge of: statute law affecting the provision of public sector
    services:
  • Public Finance and Management Act or the Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Preferential Procurement Act
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa


    The Organisation

    A detailed understanding of:
  • information flows within the organisation
  • organisational, external agency and employee requirements for information
  • procedures for the security and confidentiality of information
  • sources of information for the resolution of discrepancies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to relate government`s roles and functions to own roles and accountabilities in public sector work role. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work ethically and effectively with others as a member of a work team, group, organization or community in achieving national government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that government`s vision and functions are fulfilled. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to upholding and supporting the objectives associated with national government`s roles and functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion to support the achievement of national government`s objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to support the achievement of national government`s objectives in own roles and responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements are reflected in the objectives of national government reflected in own work roles and accountabilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242856, which is "Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    6. Commisioned Training cc 
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    8. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
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    12. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    13. LBK Trading 
    14. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    15. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    16. Loago Business Consulting 
    17. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    18. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    19. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    21. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    22. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    23. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    24. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Reflections Development Institute 
    26. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    27. Retshetse Training Project 
    28. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.