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

Describe, discuss and apply Christian responses to witchcraft and sorcery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116731  Describe, discuss and apply Christian responses to witchcraft and sorcery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
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 "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to those who are pastorally engaged with people troubled by witchcraft and sorcery, or who live in a community where witchcraft accusations are common.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe and discuss beliefs and practices related to witchcraft and sorcery in a local community.
  • Describe and compare Christian responses to witchcraft and sorcery in different periods.
  • Describe and apply Christian values and moral principles relevant to counselling people who are affected by witchcraft and sorcery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and discuss beliefs and practices related to witchcraft and sorcery in a local community. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Local community may be a particular geographical area, urban or rural, or a particular ethnic or cultural group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Beliefs and practices in witchcraft are described with references to those compatible with other descriptions of similar groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different interpretations of witchcraft beliefs are described and explained by means of comparisons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources from which information on sorcery and witchcraft is gleaned are identified and discussed as references. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and compare Christian responses to witchcraft and sorcery in different periods. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Early church up to 11th century, Early modern Europe, Post-Enlightenment Europe, Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main features of Christian responses are described with references to different periods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The similarities and differences in the approaches in different periods are described by means of comparisons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The similarities and differences between Christian responses and local cultural beliefs are described with reference to the bible, the Church and the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and apply Christian values and moral principles relevant to counselling people who are affected by witchcraft and sorcery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Christian values to be applied are listed and described with reference to biblical, historical and ethical values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Values are applied in counselling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Two or more of: case study, counselling under supervision, role-play.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Observing, identifying and evaluating community beliefs and problems.
  • Comparing and contrasting similar beliefs in other situations or periods
  • Identifying and adapting appropriate solutions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: by observing problems caused by witchcraft and sorcery (or suspicion of them) in a community, and attempting to apply Christian solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams by discussing the problems with members of the community and others in the church. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by recording and arranging and linking information gained from reading and personal observation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills by eliciting information from others, describing attitudes, and counselling others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically if a computer is used to record and organise information gathered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following particular issues into consideration when assessing against this Unit Standard:
  • The learners should show awareness of the key Christian values of love and forgiveness, and thus that witchcraft and sorcery are inappropriate behaviour for Christians, and also that those who have practised, or attempted to practise witchcraft and sorcery are to be encouraged to repent and be restored to the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:
  • Witchcraft: an attempt to harm another person, or the person's family, property or reputation, by spiritual, magical or occult means.
  • Sorcery: An attempt to harm another person, their family, property or reputation by means of substances believed to have magical powers to cause harm. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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