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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the support structures that reinforce human rights in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120312  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the support structures that reinforce 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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11817  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support 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 Unit 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. It may be useful to learners in the community, government departments, business, civil society, out of school youth, Safety in Society sector and immigrants applying for citizenship.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the conditions necessary to sustain a human rights environment.
  • Investigating the public structures that support human rights and the Constitution in South Africa.
  • Identifying organisations outside of government that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa.
  • Discussing contradictory aspects of human rights within a specific community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    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, but is not limited to, religious, cultural, education, work and local communities and communities of practice.
  • Institutions that support the Constitution are all the institutions indicated in Chapter 9 of the Constitution. They include local, regional and national government, the judiciary, NGOs, community organisations and religious institutions.
  • A specific community refers to one of the communities where the learner operates. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues of social justice are discussed with reference to the role of each issue in creating a human rights environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    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. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of legislation in creating a human rights environment is explained with examples. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chapter 9 Institutions that support the Constitution are identified and an indication is given of the roles and functions of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chapter 9 Institutions include, but are not limited to, the Public Protector, Human Rights Commission, Commission for the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities, Gender Equality Commission, Auditor General, Electoral Commission and the Independent Authority to Regulate Broadcasting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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 
    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 
    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. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify organisations outside of government that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of civil society in supporting human rights is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of business in supporting human rights is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of organised labour in supporting human rights is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which civil society can act as a bridge between the individual and the State are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Structures that reinforce and support human rights are investigated in the learner's own community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss contradictory aspects of human rights within a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual rights are explained with reference to accountability and responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Situations where individual rights differ from community values are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positive and negative consequences of challenging the values or practices of a community are identified with examples. 

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


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • How to access independent bodies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 differ from 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 ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11817, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Search words:

    Human rights; human rights support structures; human rights environment; social justice; citizenship. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    5. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. FAPLA TRAINING 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    10. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    14. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    15. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    16. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    17. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    18. OSHIKATI 
    19. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    20. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    23. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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