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

Demonstrate an understanding of how scientific skills and knowledge could contribute to sustainable use of resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14111  Demonstrate an understanding of how scientific skills and knowledge could contribute to sustainable use of resources 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Natural Sciences in FET 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Life Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 
A candidate credited with this unit Standard is able to identify, describe and classify natural resources. He/she can also describe and explain how scientific knowledge and skills can be effectively used in the management and control of sustainable resources. (Natural and artificial). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Relevant scientific concepts are understood. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and classify natural resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Selected examples of renewable and non-renewable resources from learner's immediate local, regional and global environment, biotic and abiotic components (e.g. water, air, energy, elements, soil, forests, plants, and animals including humans).
In addition, learners should examine a South African example of mis-management and over-utilisation of a natural ecosystem and relate it to environmental legislation Mention is made of career opportunities in resource management. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Renewable and non-renewable, recyclable and non-recyclable, organic and inorganic resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Natural resources are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Natural resources are classified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The inter-action between humans and natural resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The uses and importance of natural resources are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain how scientific knowledge and skills can be applied. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain how scientific knowledge and skills can be applied in the sustainable development of organic resources.

Selected examples of renewable and non-renewable resources from learner's immediate local, regional and global environment, biotic and abiotic components (e.g. water, air, energy, elements, soil, forests, plants, and animals including humans).
In addition, learners should examine a South African example of mis-management and over-utilisation of a natural ecosystem and relate it to environmental legislation Mention is made of career opportunities in resource management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Give examples of how and where organic natural resources are utilised. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The importance of ongoing development of organic natural resources is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Examples of organic resource development projects or resource development needs are described and evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examples of how scientific knowledge and skills can be used in the conservation of organic resources are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The bodies responsible for managing the conservation and utilisation of organic natural resources are named and evaluated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the effect of Mismanagement of inorganic natural resources on the organic environment. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Selected examples of renewable and non-renewable resources from learner's immediate local, regional and global environment, biotic and abiotic components (e.g. water, air, energy, elements, soil, forests, plants, and animals including humans).
In addition, learners should examine a South African example of mis-management and over-utilisation of a natural ecosystem and relate it to environmental legislation Mention is made of career opportunities in resource management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Give examples of how and where inorganic natural resources are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain and describe where and how the mismanagement of inorganic natural resources has had a detrimental effect on the organic environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide scientific explanations to illustrate the effects of such mismanagement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. In a case study of mismanagement suggested corrective measures using scientific principles are made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Innovative alternatives to the prevention of over-utilisation of inorganic natural resources are given. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe how scientific knowledge and skills can be used in the recycling of artificial resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Recyclable materials (rubber, paper, tins, glass etc.) and non-recyclable materials (batteries, forms of polystyrene, etc.). Examples of toxic materials relevant in South Africa e.g. Mercury, cadmium, cyanide, CFCO, nuclear wastes, etc. could be dealt with. (In theory, everything is recyclable but this is not always cost effective) Mention is made of entrepreneurial opportunities in recycling. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Concepts and skills involved include melting points, simple separation techniques (e.g. different densities of metals) and simple chemical reactions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Artificial resources are identified and categorised. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of recycling are evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Describe the scientific concepts and skills involved in recycling artificial resources. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners will understand the concept of sustainability. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
1. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
2. Exploring education and career opportunities.
3. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
Strong link to Agri. 002/003, HSS3/4 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. 

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. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Concepts relevant to this unit standard include: pH; photosynthesis, radioactivity; periodic table elements chemical reactions involving oxygen, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
Fundamental  49014   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Adcorp Technical Training 
2. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
3. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
4. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
5. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
6. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
7. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
8. DRIEFONTEIN CONSOLIDATED (PTY) LTD 
9. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
10. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
11. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
12. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
13. GFBLA 
14. GFI Mining Pty Ltd t/a Kloof Gold Mine 
15. Glencore Operation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
16. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
17. Hot To Go Trading 17 Cc 
18. Impala Platinum Limited 
19. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
20. JED Skills Academy 
21. KLOOF GOLD MINING CO LTD 
22. KUMBA IRON ORE (SISHEN) 
23. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
24. MAREMATLOU TRADING CC 
25. MATLA COLLIERY 
26. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
27. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
28. MINTEK 
29. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
30. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
31. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
32. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
33. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
34. Redpath mining (SA) Pty Ltd 
35. RICHARDS BAY MINERALS 
36. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Min 
37. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
38. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
39. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
40. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
41. Setlakala Business Development 
42. SHAFT SINKERS PTY LTD 
43. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
44. Sibanye Gold Limited - Beatrix division 
45. SIYEMBA MINING 
46. Skills Fusion 
47. Solar Salt 
48. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
49. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
50. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
51. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
52. XSTRATA COAL 
53. Xstrata South Africa Pty Ltd (Wonderskop Smelters) 
54. Xstrata South Africa Pty Ltd - Alloys t/a Xstrata Rhovan Mine and Oper 
55. Xstrata South Africa t/a CHROME DIVISION-RUSTENBURG PLANT 
56. Xtrata SA Pty Ltd t/a Xstrata Alloys Business Unit Western mines 



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