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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13943  Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
This unit standard is intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of current affairs in a field of business or industry in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers in the industry. It addresses a broad base of socio-economic and environmental related knowledge and requires the analysis of current affairs as they could impact on the selected business sector or industry.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing articles and reports from current print and electronic media relating to a specific business sector or industry.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the latest innovations and developments in technology that could impact on a specific business sector or industry.
  • Analysing proposed business or industrial developments that could impact on the physical environment.
  • Analyse issues in the media relating to labour that could impact on a business sector or industry.
  • Analyse proposed business or industrial development that could impact on the physical environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:

    Articles from trade and professional journals and publications, news from a daily or weekly newspapers, television or radio newscast electronic or other news media. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse articles and reports from current print and electronic material. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse articles and reports from current print and electronic material relating to a specific business sector or industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Articles and reports on events, both global and national that could result in changes in a specific business sector or industry are collected over a period of at least 6 months. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The articles are summarised showing insight into how the reported events could impact on a business sector or industry in South Africa and/or internationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The events are summarised in a table and ranked to indicate the relative importance of each event for a business sector or industry in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Controversial issues related to a business sector or industry are analysed and own views are expressed and substantiated in plain language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Current events in the political and legislative environments are interpreted and an indication is given of their possible impact on a specific business sector or industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the latest innovations and developments in technology. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the latest innovations and developments in technology that could impact on a specific business sector or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. New innovations or developments in technology that could affect a specific business sector or industry are described and an indication is given of how the innovation or technology could impact on the business sector or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The possible impact of the innovation on a specific business sector or industry is explained and an indication is given of the possible time frame before the technology becomes readily available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pros and cons of the new innovations or technology are investigated and summarised in a table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A recommendation is made as to whether the innovations should be further investigated and how they could add value to a particular organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse proposed business or industrial development that could impact on the physical environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Articles and reports on events, both global and national on proposed business or industrial developments that could impact on the physical environment are collected over a period of at least 6 months. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The articles are summarised showing insight into how the reported events could impact on the physical environment in South Africa and/or internationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The events are summarised in a table and ranked to indicate the relative impact of each event on the physical environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Controversial issues related to a business or industrial development are analysed and own views are expressed and substantiated in plain language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The sustainability of the proposed development is discussed from the point of view of both the developer and the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse issues in the media relating to labour that could impact on a business sector or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wage negotiation in a specific sector are discussed with reference to increases in salaries and trends in the sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The sustainability of developments in a business sector or industry are analysed in relation to ongoing employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Incidents involving withholding of labour and other protests are analysed to identify the outcomes of the action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The role of the Unions in a specific business sector or industry is identified and an indication is given of the issues addressed in their deliberations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Articles relating to unemployment and job losses in a business sector or industry are examined and an indication is given of possible reasons for a trend. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The impact of HIV/AIDS on a business sector or industry is determined from reports in the media and an indication is given of what if anything the business sector or industry is doing to manage the impact of the pandemic in the sector. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sectors in which the learner is employed.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners can identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in recommending whether an innovation should be further investigated and how it could add value to an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in collecting and organising a portfolio of evidence for the assessment of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners can collect, organise and evaluate information when researching and interpreting current affairs and indicating the possible impact of current events on a business sector or industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills when presenting the findings of their research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners can use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others in researching developments in technology that will impact on a business sector or industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when analysing, comparing and interpreting events and innovations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to explore a variety of strategies of learning when gathering information from a broad spectrum of media. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Portfolio assessment over a period of six months is required for this unit standard. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49276   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Trade Exhibitions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  49021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Debt Recovery  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  57611   National Certificate: 2D Animation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Business Management Training College of Southern Africa 
    4. Chartall Business College 
    5. Compuscan Academy 
    6. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    7. faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    9. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    10. Insurance Technical School 
    11. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    12. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    13. South African Film Institute 
    14. The Facilitation Workshop 
    15. The Institute of Bankers in south Africa 
    16. Umsizi Skills Academy 



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