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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Outline the environment of local economic development in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110479  Outline the environment of local economic development in South Africa 
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 for people who are, or seek to be, active in the local economic development sector in South Africa. It will enable to contextualise their area of activity.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Define and explain the purpose of local economic development in South Africa.
  • Identify and describe legislation that impacts local economic development.
  • Explain the current challenges for local economic development.
  • Explain the role of municipalities in local economic development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in communication at NQF Level 3. 

    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.
  • Socio-political factors include population demographics and government policy.
  • Economic factors include economic activities, income data and land usage. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and explain the purpose of local economic development in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature of the growth and development sought is defined in local terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The resources available are listed with reference to a specific location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The beneficiaries and the benefits anticipated are discussed in the current socio-political and economic context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe legislation that impacts on local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The legislation applicable to local economic development is listed and the key principles summarised in the form of a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application of legislation is discussed in terms of local economic development in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of legislation on local economic development practice are discussed in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the current challenges for local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Changing needs are identified and discussed on the local economic development context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of how they impact on local economic development functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Methods for addressing challenges are discussed in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the role of municipalities in local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Legislation is identified which defines the responsibilities of municipalities for local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Municipal functions are listed and explained in terms of their possible contributions to local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Municipal processes are identified and discussed in terms of their necessary interactions with local economic development functions. 


    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 
  • General application of local economic development.
  • Legal environment of local economic development.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Socio-political and economic factors that characterise specific locations/contexts.
  • Municipal functions that contribute to local economic development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 by, e.g.
  • Identifying and addressing challenges according to the assessment criterion "Methods for addressing challenges are discussed in own work context." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Identifying changing needs and values and their impact on local economic development according to assessment criteria "Changing needs are identified and discussed on the local economic development context." and "Challenges are identified and discussed in terms of how they impact on local economic development functions." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Defining and explaining the purpose of local economic development in South Africa according to the assessment criteria for specific outcome "Define and explain the purpose of local economic development in South Africa." and explaining the role of municipalities in local economic development according to the assessment criteria in specific outcome "Explain the role of municipalities in local economic development." 

  • 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.
  • Discussing the application of legislation according to assessment criterion "The legislation applicable to local economic development is listed and the key principles summarised in the form of a presentation." 

  • 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.
  • Defining and explaining the purpose of local economic development in South Africa according to the assessment criteria in specific outcome "Define and explain the purpose of local economic development in South Africa." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Explaining the current challenges for local economic development according to the assessment criteria in specific outcome "Explain the current challenges for local economic development." and discussing the beneficiaries and benefits anticipated in the current socio-economic context according to assessment criterion "The beneficiaries and the benefits anticipated are discussed in the current socio-political and economic context." 

  • 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  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58644   National Certificate: Local Government Support Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Bavelile Consultants and Training 
    5. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
    6. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    7. Brilliant Affairs 
    8. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    9. Business Circle Consultation 
    10. CB Willemse Training 
    11. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    12. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    13. Dintshang Trading 
    14. Dru-A Professional Training Consultancy 
    15. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
    16. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    17. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    18. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    19. Hadima Training Academy 
    20. Hlombe and Associates 
    21. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    23. Jabukile Consultancy 
    24. Josmap Training Institute 
    25. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    26. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    27. LETZAA Group 
    28. Londimvelo Consultants 
    29. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    30. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    31. Makaota Training Consultants 
    32. Mamuhle Academy 
    33. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    34. Matsila Holdings 
    35. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    36. MML Consulting CC. 
    37. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    38. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    39. Myeza Trading Enterprise 
    40. Networx for Career Development 
    41. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    42. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    43. NTI College 
    44. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    45. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    46. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    47. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    48. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    50. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    52. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    53. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    54. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    55. Retshetse Training Project 
    56. Salt Lake Residence Action Group (SARAG) 
    57. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    58. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    59. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    60. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    61. South African Corporate Training Association 
    62. South African Governance and Business College 
    63. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    64. Southern African Youth Movement 
    65. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    66. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    67. Tachfin Holdings 
    68. Talent Centre Training 
    69. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    70. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    71. Tembe Service Providers 
    72. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    73. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    74. Thinking Mind Trading 
    75. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    76. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    78. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    79. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    80. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    81. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    82. Umfolozi FET College 
    83. Umtha Developments 
    84. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    85. Vicmat Consultants 
    86. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    87. Zerben Management Solutions 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.