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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242856  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113965  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who work in the public sector. People credited with this Unit Standard are able to explain the main roles and responsibilities of the national government in South Africa and to explain how their work roles and accountabilities contribute to the fulfilment of these roles and responsibilities.

The qualified learner is capable of:
  • Describing the main objectives of the Constitution of South Africa in terms of its implications for national government.
  • Defining the different elements of national government.
  • Demonstrating how own work roles and accountabilities contribute to the achievement of the roles and functions of national government.
  • Explaining the main challenges facing national government in one field of government and how national government is responding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the main objectives of the Constitution of South Africa in terms of its implications for national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main objectives and principles of the Constitution are identified to determine the main roles and responsibilities of national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main roles of national government in terms of the Constitution are explained to make clear where the responsibilities of national government begin and end. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and composition of the national legislatures in relation to constitutional objectives are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The roles of the cabinet and administration in relation to constitutional objectives are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The doctrine of separation of powers and the provisions relating to conflicting laws in relation to constitutional objectives are understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the different elements of national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The activities of national government are explained in terms of its social, political and economic impact on communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The activities of national government are explained in terms of their social, political and economic impact on the country and its people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The roles and functions of national legislature are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The roles and functions of cabinet and national department s and constitutional entities are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Amendment of the constitution and the role of the Constitutional Court is understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate how own work roles and accountabilities contribute to the achievement of the roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main elements and responsibilities of the learner's own work roles are explained to reveal the learner's personal accountabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contributions of the learner's own work roles and responsibilities to the achievement of the national government's roles, responsibilities and functions are explained to reveal how every individual public sector employee has a direct responsibility for the ultimate delivery of services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The objects, duties and functions of national government are listed and linked to own work roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Batho Pele principles in own work context are linked to the roles and functions of national government. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the typical challenges facing national government and possible responses of national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Challenges are identified in terms of the national context. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of national government's responses to them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    National government responses to constitutional duties and goals are listed and evaluated with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate a working understanding of the statutory, regulatory and other frameworks affecting the provision of public sector services to the extent relevant to demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa. These frameworks include, but are not limited to:
  • Batho Pele.
  • Public Service Act.
  • Public Finance and Management Act.
  • Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • Constitution.
  • Preferential Procurement Act.
  • Access to information Act.
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act.
  • Labour Relations Act.
  • Employment Equity Act.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner.

    The Learner must demonstrate an understanding of relevant organisational requirement relevant to demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa, which requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Information sources.
  • Information flow within the organisation.
  • Internal organisation policy, procedure and guidelines.
  • Information requirements.
  • Information security. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to relate government's roles and functions to own roles and accountabilities in public sector work role. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work ethically and effectively with others as a member of a work team, group, organization or community in achieving national government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that government's vision and functions are fulfilled. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to upholding and supporting the objectives associated with national government's roles and functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and /or written persuasion to support the achievement of national government's objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to support the achievement of national government's objectives in own roles and responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements are reflected in the objectives of national government reflected in own work roles and accountabilities. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113965, "Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. Amaqamu Project Management &Consulting 
    2. AUBREY NYIKO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    3. Better Best Skills Development 
    4. Edutel Public Service Company 
    5. Free State Training and Development Institute 
    6. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    8. Harvitex cc 
    9. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    10. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    11. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    12. Khoali Education, Training and development consultants 
    13. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    14. KMS COLLEGE 
    15. Mowils Consultants 
    16. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    17. Nkangala Public FET College - Witbank Campus 
    18. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Pro-African College (PTY) LTD 
    20. PRODIGY BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    21. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    22. Reflections Development Institute 
    23. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    24. Regenesys School of Public Management 
    25. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    26. SAMDI 
    27. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    28. Sizanesu Consulting 
    29. The Diplomatic Academy 
    30. The People Architects 
    31. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    32. University of Fort Hare 
    33. V HERRMANNSEN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    34. VUSHENI LEARNING ACADEMY 



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