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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Outline the environment of local government 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110472  Outline the environment of local government 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 intended for people who are, or seek to be active in the local government sector, particularly the Local Economic Development sector. This will allow learners to contextualise their activity in local government.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Define the different levels of local government.
  • Describe the legislation that is applied to local government.
  • Explain the current challenges for local government in response to changing needs and values.
  • Illustrate the key components of the environment of local government in the form of a presentation in own work context. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legislation refers to the South African Constitution, GEAR, the Development Facilitation Act, the Municipal Structures and Systems Act, the Public Municipal Finance Act, the Rates Bill, Local Authorities Ordinance No. 25 (1974), Local Government Transition Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act; Access to Information Act.
  • Local government refers to metros, districts and municipalities. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the different levels of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A distinction is made between local, provincial and national government structures and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The roles and functions of local government are explained in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The activities of local government are explained in terms of their social, political and economic impact. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the legislation that is applied to local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate and relevant legislation is identified in terms of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application of legislation is discussed in terms of specific, relevant local government functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of legislation are examined in terms of own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the current challenges for local government in response to changing needs and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Changing needs are identified in terms of the local government context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Changing values are identified in terms of the local government context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of their impact on local government functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Illustrate the key components of the environment of local government in the form of a presentation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Illustrate the key components of the environment of local government in the form of a presentation in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of key components is identified in the environment of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The key components identified are discussed and motivated with reference to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A presentation of the key components is prepared and delivered in a format that is appropriate to the specified target audience. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with 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 will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The roles and functions of national, provincial and local government.
  • Awareness of socio-political and economic developments and their local impact.
  • Aspects of legislation relevant to local government. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Identifying and discussing challenges according to assessment criterion "Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of their impact on local government functions." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Defining the different levels of government according to the assessment criteria set for Specific Outcome "Define the different levels of local government." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Explaining the activities of local government according to assessment criterion "The activities of local government are explained in terms of their social, political and economic impact." 

  • 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 by e.g.
  • Explaining the current challenges for local government according to the assessment criteria set out for Specific Outcome "Explain the current challenges for local government in response to changing needs and values." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Explaining the activities of local government in terms of their social, political and economic impact according to assessment criterion "The activities of local government are explained in terms of their social, political and economic impact." 

  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SAS 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.
     
    1. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. All Access Holdings 
    3. Amabamba Recruitment 
    4. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    5. Bantubanye Skills 
    6. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    7. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    8. Continuing Education Programme 
    9. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    10. DialNx Consultants 
    11. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    12. Ditlou Solutions 
    13. Edutraining Business College 
    14. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    15. Express Model 405 
    16. Frugatrax Consultants 
    17. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    18. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    20. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    21. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    22. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    23. Jobafrik Consulting 
    24. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    25. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    26. Kgolo Institute 
    27. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    28. Kia Chuma 
    29. KPH Enterprises 
    30. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    31. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    32. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    33. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    34. Maqhawe College 
    35. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    36. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    37. Miczo's Enterprise 
    38. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    39. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    40. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    41. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    42. Networx for Career Development 
    43. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    44. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    45. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    46. NS Global Academy 
    47. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    48. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    49. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    50. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    51. Senelo Trading CC 
    52. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    53. Solstice Networks CC. 
    54. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    55. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    56. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    57. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    58. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    59. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    60. Umfolozi FET College 
    61. Umqondo Consultancy 
    62. University of Venda 
    63. Vicmat Consultants 
    64. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    65. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    66. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    67. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    68. Zerben Management Solutions 



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