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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11817  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-12-04  2005-11-30  SAQA 0345/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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
120312  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the support structures that reinforce human rights in South Africa  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard focuses on human rights and the structures that support the South African Constitution. Learners who complete the standard should know enough about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution to participate meaningfully in their communities. It is intended for the unemployed, out of school youth and employees faced with a change in employment status. It could be included as an elective in any workplace qualification.

The qualifying learner is capable of
  • Describing the conditions necessary to sustain a human rights environment.
  • Investigating the structures that support the Constitution in South Africa.
  • Identifying independent bodies in South Africa that reinforce and support the Constitution.
  • Explaining how human rights are limited within specific communities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is
  • Community refers to the different groups that the learner or people in South Africa interact with. It means the South African community in the broadest sense and includes religious, education, work and local communities.
  • Structures that support the Constitution are all the structures indicated in Chapter 9 of the Constitution. They include local, regional and national government, the judiciary, NGOs, community organizations and religious institutions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the conditions that are necessary to sustain a human rights environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Conditions necessary to create a human rights environment are described with reference to diversity, tolerance and respect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of open communication and dialogue in sustaining a human rights environment is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role of the individual in creating a sustainable human rights environment is explained and an indication is given of how the learner could personally contribute to such an environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate the structures that support the Constitution in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Five institutions that support the Constitution are listed and an indication is given of the roles and functions of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of local government in supporting the Constitution is explored and an indication is given of when and how the learner can access these structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role of provincial government in supporting the Constitution is explored and an indication is given of when and how the learner can access these structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The role of the national government in supporting the Constitution is explored and an indication is given of when and how the learner can access these structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The role of the judiciary is explained with reference to potential abuse of power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The role of the public protector is explained with reference to potential abuse of power. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify independent bodies in South Africa that reinforce and support the Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Independent bodies are identified and classified according to function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ways in which civil society can act as a bridge between the individual and the State are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A survey is conducted to identify structures that reinforce and support the Constitution in the learner's own community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain how human rights are limited within a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Limits on individual rights are explained with reference to accountability and responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process of accessing individual rights is explained with reference to environment and socio-economic rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways in which a community's value system can limit an individual's rights are explained and an indication is given of the positive and negative consequences of violating the values of a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Examples of situations where the values and attitudes of a community and the South African Constitution are in conflict are discussed and suggestions are made that could help to manage or resolve the conflict. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions based on own life situation using appropriate decision making strategies in discussing ways in which community attitudes and values might be in conflict with the South African Constitution and considering potential ways of managing this conflict. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in surveying the structures that reinforce and support the Constitution in the local community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by investigating available structures that reinforce and support the Constitution and how these structures can be accessed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining and describing conditions necessary to create and sustain a human rights culture and in discussing how rights are limited. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding that rights have reciprocal responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities by knowing how to access the structures that support the Constitution and the role of civil society in sustaining a human rights environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120312, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the support structures that reinforce human rights in South Africa", Level 2, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49089   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. CENTRAL BUSINESS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    2. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    3. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    4. DORO-ELLA PTY LTD 
    5. EXECU PRIME TRAINING 
    6. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    8. GROWTH LINK 
    9. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    10. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    11. Intec College 
    12. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    13. MVIMBI BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    14. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    15. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 
    16. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. 
    17. SERVILINX 65 CC T/A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    18. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    20. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 



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