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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of local government in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242868  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of local 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
113964  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of local 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 local level of government in South Africa and to articulate how their work roles and accountabilities contribute to the fulfilment of these roles and responsibilities.

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main objects and precepts of the Constitution are identified to enable the individual to understand how the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government in South Africa are linked and discreet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main roles of local government in terms of the Constitution are explained to determine where local government's main accountabilities begin and end. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Objects of local government are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The objectives of municipalities in co-operative government are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The status of municipalities is defined and understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the different elements of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The establishment, composition, terms, powers and functions of municipalities are understood and explained. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main elements and accountabilities in the learner's own work role are explained to determine limits in own work roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contributions of own work roles and accountabilities to the achievement of local government's roles, responsibilities and functions are explained to promote insight into the learner's personal responsibility for delivering government's objectives at local level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The objects, developmental duties and functions of local 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 local government. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain challenges confronted by local government and typical local government responses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Local 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 manage own work performance in a public sector workplace. 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 manage own work performance in a public sector workplace, 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 local 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 local 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 local government's objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to support the achievement of local 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 local 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 113964, " Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of local 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 
    Core  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  73298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Photography  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Amaqamu Project Management &Consulting 
    2. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    3. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    4. AUBREY NYIKO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    5. Better Best Skills Development 
    6. Edutel Public Service Company 
    7. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Free State Training and Development Institute 
    9. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    10. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    11. Harvitex cc 
    12. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    13. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    14. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    15. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    16. Khoali Education, Training and development consultants 
    17. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    18. KMS COLLEGE 
    19. Mowils Consultants 
    20. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    21. National School of Government (NSG) 
    22. Nkangala Public FET College - Witbank Campus 
    23. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Pro-African College (PTY) LTD 
    25. PRODIGY BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    26. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    27. Reflections Development Institute 
    28. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    29. Regenesys School of Public Management 
    30. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    31. SAMDI 
    32. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    33. Sizanesu Consulting 
    34. South African Film Institute 
    35. The Diplomatic Academy 
    36. The People Architects 
    37. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    38. University of Fort Hare 
    39. V HERRMANNSEN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    40. Visual Skills School (Pty) Ltd 
    41. VUSHENI LEARNING ACADEMY 



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