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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and explain socio-economic development theories in the South African context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110503  Describe and explain socio-economic development theories in the South African context 
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 socio-economic development in South Africa. It introduces the learner to information about a variety of socio-economic development theories. It also provides the learner with an understanding of how these theories apply in South Africa so that they can contextualise their own activities.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Define the nature of socio-economic development and distinguish between a range of classic and contemporary development theories.
  • Compare and contrast the range of theories of socio-economic development.
  • Analyse a range of the most influential socio-economic development theories in the South African context.
  • Identify and explain some project options for implementing 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 
  • Classic development theories refer to Linear Stages of Growth; Structural Change; International Dependence; Market Fundamentalism.
  • Contemporary development theories refer to Endogenous Growth; Co-ordination Failure; Multiple Equilibria; Kremer`s O-Ring Theory. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the nature of socio-economic development. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Define the nature of socio-economic development and distinguish between a range of classic and contemporary development theories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Socio-economic development is defined and explained in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A range of classic theories of socio-economic development is listed and each one is explained with reference to the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A range of contemporary theories of socio-economic development is listed and each one is explained with reference to the South African context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compare and contrast the range of theories of socio-economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Similarities and differences amongst classic theories of socio-economic development are explained and illustrated by means of examples from the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Similarities and differences amongst contemporary theories of socio-economic development are explained and illustrated by means of examples from the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A selection of theories is ranked according to their use and value to local economic development in South Africa. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse a range of the most influential socio-economic development theories. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse a range of the most influential socio-economic development theories in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The most influential socio-economic development theories are identified, selected and listed in the form of examples from the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. These theories are discussed in terms of the reasons why they have been influential in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. These theories are evaluated in terms of their contribution to socio-economic development in South Africa. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Illustrate the key concepts of socio-economic development theories. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    lllustrate the key concepts of socio-economic development theories in the form of a presentation with examples from own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of key concepts of socio-economic development theories are identified in the form of examples from own work context. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A presentation of the key concepts 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 
  • Concept of socio-economic development.
  • Key economic factors in a socio-political setting.
  • Theories of socio-economic development applied in South Africa.
  • Factors affecting socio-economic development in South Africa. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Describing and explaining socio-economic development theories in the South African context according to the assessment criteria in specific Outcomes "Define the nature of socio-economic development and distinguish between a range of classic and contemporary development theories." and "Compare and contrast the range of theories of socio-economic development." and "Analyse a range of the most influential socio-economic development theories in the South African context." 

  • 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.
  • Listing and explaining a range of classic and contemporary theories of socio-economic development according to assessment criteria "A range of classic theories of socio-economic development is listed and each one is explained with reference to the South African context." and "A range of contemporary theories of socio-economic development is listed and each one is explained with reference to the South African context."
  • Explaining and illustrating a range of classic and contemporary theories of socio-economic development according to assessment criteria "Similarities and differences amongst classic theories of socio-economic development are explained and illustrated by means of examples from the South African context." and "Similarities and differences amongst contemporary theories of socio-economic development are explained and illustrated by means of examples from the South African context." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by e.g.
  • Defining and explaining socio-economic development in the South African context according to assessment criterion "Socio-economic development is defined and explained in the South African context." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Describing and explaining socio-economic development theories in the South African context according to the assessment criteria in Specific Outcomes "Define the nature of socio-economic development and distinguish between a range of classic and contemporary development theories." and "Compare and contrast the range of theories of socio-economic development." and "Analyse a range of the most influential socio-economic development theories in the South African 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  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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    13. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
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    67. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    68. Silalele Consulting CC. 
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    87. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
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