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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain South Africa's key domestic policies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114864  Explain South Africa's key domestic policies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259997  Analyse South Africa's key foreign and domestic policies  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will demonstrate an understanding of the key domestic policies of South Africa. They will demonstrate a clear understanding of how these policies influence international diplomatic relations in a mission.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate the South African government's current standing regionally and internationally.
  • Analyse the historical significance of the achievement of democracy in South Africa.
  • Analyse the Government policy on key domestic issues.
  • Analyse the impact of Government policy on domestic issues. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed to have a Level 5 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the South African government's current standing regionally and internationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current regional issues in South Africa and the SADC countries are discussed in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The South African government's official stance on these issues is evaluated and informed explanations are given in diplomatic context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current international issues are analysed in context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the historical significance of the achievement of democracy in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance of SA peaceful transition to democracy is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of influential leaders, i.e. Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk and others are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the Liberation and Mass Democratic Movement internally and internationally is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Major historic decisions and events are highlighted and explained in detail. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the Government policy on key domestic issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of the Government policy on land reform are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The economic policy is analysed within the context of international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Government policy on immigration,emigration,legal and illegal immigrants is evaluated in terms of agency and consular services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equity policies are analysed within the context of job creation and transformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Education policy and other social policies are compared to international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the impact of Government policy on domestic issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of Government policies on the social and economic development of South Africa is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of global reaction to the political, social and economic conditions in South Africa, is studied in detail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues pertaining to Human Rights, moral regeneration, violence against women and children are evaluated in terms of government, NGO and other programmes to address the issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The SA Aids pandemic and government Aids programmes are discussed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current regional issues
  • Current international issue
  • History of SA democracy
  • The role of influential leaders
  • The role of the Liberation and Mass Democratic Movement internally and internationally
  • The unbanning of political movements.
  • The role of individuals and international communities in negotiating change
  • Major historic decisions and events
  • Government Social and Economic Policies
  • Global reaction to the political, social and economic conditions in SA
  • Government immigration/emigration/legal and illegal immigrants policies
  • Government Education policy
  • Government policy on land reform
  • Issues pertaining to Human Rights, moral regeneration, violence against women and children.
  • The SA Aids pandemic and assistance programmes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in presenting the best interest of South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the realities of SA. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in presentation of relevant information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to acquire best possible understanding of the SA realities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259997, which is "Analyse South Africa's key foreign and domestic policies", Level 6, 8 credits.

    Assessment methods and integrated assessment

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are integrated in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Supplementary information

    Activity No. Hours
    Lectures 20
    Experiential Learning 10
    Self-directed learning 20
    Skills coaching
    Other
    Total 50 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48762   Advanced Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49055   National Certificate: Foreign Economic Representation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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.
     
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