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

Outline the development of Christianity in Southern Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116748  Outline the development of Christianity in Southern Africa 
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  10 
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 learners who wish to discover how their Christian experience has been shaped and influenced by the particular history of Southern African Christianity.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain the multiple origins of Christianity in a Southern Africa country
  • Outline and compare denominational stories
  • Identify socio-cultural and political issues of significance to the story of Christianity in Southern Africa 

  • 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 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard and should include:
  • The major emphasis should be on the development of Christianity in one Southern African country selected as the primary focus
  • Historical, religious, socio-cultural and political background 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the multiple origins of Christianity in Southern Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various forms of Christianity in Southern Africa are identified and listed to serve as an overview of the Christian landscape. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A selection of the major forms of Christianity in the region where learners live must be included.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The origins of the selected forms of Christianity are traced from various sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The sources could include oral tradition, books, records and other archival materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The origins of major Christian communities in the rest of Southern Africa are given based on narratives, books, records and other sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A basic timeline of Christianity in Southern African is designed to show when and where Christianity originated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Outline and compare denominational stories. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Should include [at a basic level] information about the Dutch Reformed Church, the major Protestant missions, the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of African Initiated Churches, both Ethiopian and Zionist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The distinct origins of a range of denominations/church traditions are described in both oral and written mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic differences between the described denominations are accurately summarized. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Differences could be religious, historical, mission approach etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify socio-cultural and political issues of significance to the story of Christianity in Southern Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Should include reference to the cultural impact of Christianity and inculturation and responses to race/apartheid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positive impact of Christianity on social and cultural patterns and norms are described and discussed by comparing positive influences of Christianity with conditions that prevailed beforehand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The negative impact of Christianity on social and cultural patterns and norms are described and discussed by comparing negative influences of Christianity with conditions that prevailed beforehand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Leading figures who contributed to the social and political evolution of Christianity are identified in terms of the Christian values that motivated them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The converse impact of particular specified political, economic and social issues on the practice of Christianity are described as evidence of the Church's intention to be relevant to the people, the region, their history and development. 


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

    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.
  • Origins and growth of Christianity in Southern Africa
  • Origins, contribution and involvement of different denominations in the history of Christianity in Southern Africa
  • Socio-cultural and political context and influences on the history of Christianity in Southern Africa. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through chronological and geographical sorting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: through an awareness of the reality and impact of divergent belief and value systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: through growing in awareness of one's roots. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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:

    Southern Africa means the region that includes at least South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho. 

    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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