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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and analyse the impact of legislative framework on local government 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255579  Interpret and analyse the impact of legislative framework on local government 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is for learners working within a local government structure, who participate in municipal governance and have been elected as municipal councillors, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job and managerial capabilities. The completion of this standard will enable the learner to interpret and analyse the impact of the relevant legislative framework on local government so that all councillor functions are performed according to legislative parameters.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the background and founding provision of the Constitution and how this impacts local government.
  • Analysing and interpreting the concept of co-operative government.
  • Identifying and explaining the broad spectrum of municipal and related administrative legislation and regulations that guide and direct the daily functioning of local government.
  • Identifying and explaining the objectives of local government. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the background and founding provision of the Constitution and how this impacts on local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislative, executive and judicial structures provided for in the Constitution are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The link between the Bill of Rights and Freedom Charter are explained in relation to local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the courts and the administration of justice is explained in the context of a constitutional democracy in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The provisions and arrangements for public administration contained in the Constitution are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The provisions and arrangement for local government included in the Constitution are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The provisions include but are not limited to the Constitutional provision for Municipal Financial Management and the functions of local government.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The provisions and arrangements for traditional leaders contained in the Constitution are explained in relation to local government functioning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the broad spectrum of municipal and related administrative legislation and regulations that guide and direct the daily functioning of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant administrative law concepts are explained in the context of local government. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administrative law includes but is not limited to audi alteram partem rule as one of the components of natural justice.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of administrative law in enabling a learner to be a member of a tribunal to hear and decide on matters that affect the internal municipal structures and the public is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legislation that is specific to local government is explained in relation to its impact on the functioning of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of SALGA (SA Local Government Authority) is explained in the context of local government functions and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The appropriate regulatory and statutory stipulations and regulations are applied in order to contribute effectively to the functioning of a municipality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret the concept of co-operative government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The local government's position within the three spheres of government and how it interacts with other spheres of government is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The authority that provincial government has over local government is explained in the context of how they can intervene in local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations are explained in the context of service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The powers and functions of municipalities are outlined in relation to co-operative governance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and explain the objectives of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of developmental local government is explained with examples and references to related legislation and the Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The broad objectives of local government are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the objectives of local government as set out in the Constitution is explained as a basis for service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The political structures, its systems and the range of services are identified and related to local government councillor functions. 


    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:
  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Links between the Bill of Rights and the Freedom Charter.
  • The Public Services Act.
  • The Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Structures Act.
  • The Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Promotion of Access the Information Act.
  • The Batho-Pele White Paper on Transforming Public Sector Service Delivery.
  • Public Finance Management Act.
  • Information flows within the organisation.
  • The legislation and guidelines relating to councillor functions and local government.
  • The functions and roles of counsellors.
  • Policy framework relating to local government.
  • The functions and powers of municipalities.
  • Requirements for formation of various municipalities.
  • The policy development process.
  • The institutions protecting constitutional democracy.
  • Other Acts and regulations including:
    > The Division of Revenue Act.
    > The Municipal Property Rates Act.
    > The Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Act.
    > The Intergovernmental Relation Framework Act.
    > The Electricity Act.
    > The Water Services Act.
    > The Municipal Demarcation Act.
    > The Municipal Electoral Act.
    > The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act.
    > The provisions for Preferential Procurement regulations.
    > The Municipal Planning and Performance Management regulations.
    > The Municipal Supply Chain Management regulations.
    > The Municipal Investments and Municipal PPP regulation. 

  • 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 analyse how legislation impacts local government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to apply the appropriate legislation, regulatory and statutory stipulations and regulations to local government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to keep abreast of trends and developments in legislation affecting local government and integrating the legislation accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine the impact of legislation on local government structures and functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to inform all relevant stakeholders of legislative changes, impacts and applications within the local government councillor context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to access information relating to legislation pertaining to local government and to communicate with stakeholders related thereto. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that local government legislation does not exist in isolation but is affected by the overall constitutional, public and local government frameworks and other related factors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively applying legislation to the local government councillor context in a way that benefits and educates citizens. 

    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  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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