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

Explain the policies of the African States and SADC countries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114703  Explain the policies of the African States and SADC countries 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
260040  Analyse and advance South African domestic and foreign policy  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  30  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will demonstrate an understanding of the historical, political, social and economic realities of African States and the SADC countries. They will demonstrate a clear understanding of how these governments function and evaluate their relations with the South African government.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the policies and issues of the African States
  • Evaluate the policies and issues of the SADC countries.
  • Analyse the role of SA in the challenges facing the African continent.
  • Evaluate the NEPAD Policy and the implications for South Africa.
  • Explain the concept of the African Renaissance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to have completed a Level 6 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the policies and issues of the African States. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main challenges facing the African Continent are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate information sources about conflicts in Africa are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The information on conflicts is analysed within the context of relevant policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The main challenges in resolving the conflict situations are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible solutions to identified challenges are considered and recommended. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the policies and issues of the SADC countries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main challenges facing the SADC countries are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate information sources about the SADC countries are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant policies of the SADC countries are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible solutions to identified challenges and issues are considered and recommended. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the role of SA in the challenges facing the African continent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of the SA Government's policy on the social and economic development of Africa is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of global reaction to the political, social and economic conditions in Africa is appraised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The economic policies of African States are analysed within the context of poverty alleviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The immigration/emigration/legal and illegal immigrants' policies of African states are compared to those of SA and the implications evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the NEPAD Policy and the implications for South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the NEPAD policy is demonstrated through critical analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles underpinning NEPAD are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The feasibility of NEPAD is analysed within the context of the challenges faced by the African Continent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of NEPAD for SA are discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the concept of the African Renaissance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept and origin of the African Renaissance is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    African Union organizations are identified and their purposes evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common values of SADC, AU organisations and NEPAD are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles underpinning SADC, AU, NEPAD and African Renaissance are analysed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the ETQA's discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Challenges facing the African Continent.
  • Conflicts in Africa
  • Possible solutions to identified challenges
  • Main challenges facing the SADC countries.
  • The relevant policies of the SADC countries
  • The SA Government's policies on the social and economic development of Africa
  • Global reaction to the political, social and economic conditions in Africa.
  • The economic policies of African States
  • The immigration/emigration/legal and illegal immigrants' policies of African states and SA
  • NEPAD policy and principles
  • African Renaissance: concept and principles
  • AU organizations
  • Common values of SADC, AU organisations and NEPAD are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in presenting the best interest of Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the realities of Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in presentation of relevant information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to acquire best possible understanding of the realities of the African continent. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260040, which is "Analyse and advance South African domestic and foreign policy", Level 7, 30 credits.

    Assessment methods and Integrated Assessment:

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: It may be more effective and efficient to assess "events". Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Supplementary Information:

    Activities & number of hours:
    Lectures: 20 hours
    Experiential Learning: 10 hours
    Self-directed learning: 20 hours
    Total: 50 hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48726   Advanced Diploma: Diplomacy  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  57827   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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