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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Draw up a strategic development municipal agenda to address the key municipal development challenges in an integrated and sustainable manner 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120507  Draw up a strategic development municipal agenda to address the key municipal development challenges in an integrated and sustainable manner 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competencies to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Facilitating the development of a medium term agenda for strategic development for a district/metropolitan municipal area.
  • Ensuring the development of intervention strategies to guide investment and action of the municipality.
  • Ensuring the development of integrated programmes and plans to give effect to and inform the development direction, strategic agenda, strategies and guiding principles.
  • Ensuring the review of integrated programmes to determine that strategic agenda is being achieved. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard should be competent in Communication at NQF level 4 and Computer Literacy at NQF level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The development strategy is developed at district and metropolitan level.
  • The role of a Metropolitan and District IDP is to provide guidance in terms of the development direction and strategies within a metropolitan/district area as the shared area of impact and governance - guiding planning, prioritisation, resource allocation and implementation by local municipalities (in the case of a district), as well as by sector departments, provincial government, parastatals and other role players.
  • The IDPs prepared at district level would provide an opportunity for coordinating the various initiatives of all the organs of state that are active/operating in the area. It would also allow for the identification and prioritisation of local needs and for these to be fed into the planning processes of the other spheres of government.It would also allow for other spheres of government to feed their ideas into the planning processes and hence the running of municipalities. Multi-Purpose Community Centres (MPCCs) and the PIMS Centres could be of use in this regard.
  • Development frameworks and plans are supported by relevant bylaws, land use management systems etc. to ensure co-ordinated investment in the right places and at right time.
  • Providing development direction to government agencies and the private sector requires that planning and land development procedures etc must be in place, fast tracked and addressed within the context of the long term development direction and medium term development frameworks.
  • In this context acting more actively as a development agent, refers to the municipal government inter alia: (1) actively canvassing for programmes and projects with national, provincial government agencies and parastatals; (2) promoting and marketing the area for private development; (3) develop partnerships with public/private entities; and (4) using assets and property in clever ways etc. to improve income and enhance financial returns. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Facilitate the development of a medium term agenda for strategic development for a district/metropolitan municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key strategic objectives and medium term targets are drawn up together with relevant parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Objectives and targets are based on (1) the identified development issues, as well as (2) on the strengths and resources of the municipality and (3) committed resources from other key role players (especially province and national government and provincial sector departments for the area) are identified and developed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effective engagement and exploration on municipal development priorities, objectives, and strategic options are facilitated in the relevant district, provincial and national forums. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategic options, alternatives and interventions are explored and appropriate integrated medium term strategies and/programmes are developed to manifest political priorities, taking account of community and stakeholder needs, aligned to the long term development direction and mandate, within the context of existing resource constraints, legal and technical requirements and pre-committed projects/expenditures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consolidated and well documented strategic options and implications thereof are prepared and developed with decision makers in relation to the priority issues and key objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure the development of intervention strategies to guide investment and action of the municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Intervention strategies aimed at improving basic service delivery is ensured in order to create access to basic services and service backlogs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Intervention strategies must be designed in such a way that they contribute towards sustainable human settlements and the long term development direction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intervention strategies are developed in order to enable economic growth, development and employment through basic service provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A budget for an IDP is estimated on cost information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategic intervention options are explored for the municipality such that municipality actively fulfils the role of a development agent in the municipal area. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure the development of integrated programmes and plans to give effect to and inform the development direction, strategic agenda, strategies and guiding principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Integrated programmes are designed to direct projects and activities by various municipalities in a district context, and the various sectors and line departments in a municipality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The design and implementation of a spatial framework and area based plans are facilitated to guide and give effect to the development agenda, intervention strategies, and guiding principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The design of sector based plans is facilitated to inform and give effect to the development agenda, intervention strategies and the guiding principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Guidance and inputs in the design of key projects in support of development agenda, intervention strategies are provided in line with the guiding principles and originating from specific sector and area based plans. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure the review of integrated programmes to determine that strategic agenda is being achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Municipal policies and procedures are evaluated according to strategic plans, IDP plans, related legislation and government policy and legal frameworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is undertaken to determine the efficacy of the policies in relation to specific IDP projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made on how these may be amended to create a more enabling environment for the implementation of the development direction, strategic agenda and key intervention strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective actions are undertaken where recommendations are agreed to for implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant 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 relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Strategic thinking and knowledge of strategic planning processes.
  • Differentiate and define the terms goal, objective, strategy, programme and project.
  • Planning processes.
  • City and regional planning.
  • Differentiate and define the terms goal, objective, strategy, programme and project.
  • Understand the impact, contribution and interrelationship of (1) various sectors and line departments/functional units and (2) geographic/functional areas on the integrated and sustainable development in a municipal area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to implement and evaluate effective strategic development agendas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to gain input to strategic development agenda and ensure the effective implementation and evaluation thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to facilitate the development of a medium term agenda whilst managing short term and long term agendas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to adequately determine the efficacy of the strategic development agenda. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to engage roleplayers in strategic implementation and review. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to manage projects pertaining to strategic development agenda. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to ensuring that strategies do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors may effect the successful implementation thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that strategic programmes and interventions are implemented in a manner that will benefit local government communities and the wider economic focus. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58600   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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    2. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    3. Afriwealth Consulting 
    4. Akili Training 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Bloemfontein - Electricity Training Centre 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
    14. Brilliant Affairs 
    15. Central University of Technology, Free State 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    18. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    19. DC Academy (PTY)LTD 
    20. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    21. Dimension Development Network 
    22. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    23. Edutraining Business College 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. Envirogreen 
    26. Escon 
    27. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    29. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Express Model 405 
    31. Falcon Business Institute 
    32. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    33. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    34. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    35. Growth Management Consulting 
    36. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    37. HDPSA 
    38. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    39. Hercuscope 
    40. Hlombe and Associates 
    41. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
    42. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    43. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    44. Jobafrik Consulting 
    45. Josmap Training Institute 
    46. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    47. Kgolo Institute 
    48. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    49. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    50. Kia Chuma 
    51. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    52. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    53. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    54. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
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    56. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    57. Makaota Training Consultants 
    58. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    59. Maono Tai Consulting and Training 
    60. Maqhawe College 
    61. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    62. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    63. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    64. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    65. Miczo's Enterprise 
    66. Mission Point Consulting 
    67. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    68. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    69. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    70. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
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    73. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    74. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    75. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    76. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    77. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    78. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    79. NS Global Academy 
    80. Omithombo Management Academy 
    81. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    82. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    83. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    84. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    85. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    86. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    87. Powernexus 
    88. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    90. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    91. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    92. Siyakhula Trust ETD Institute Pty Ltd 
    93. Solstice Networks CC. 
    94. South African Governance and Business College 
    95. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    96. Tachfin Holdings 
    97. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    98. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    99. TCEP (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Tembe Service Providers 
    101. Thekwini College 
    102. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    103. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    104. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    105. Tlaletso Consultants 
    106. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    107. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    108. Tsebong Training Centre 
    109. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    110. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
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