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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the relevance of human rights and democratic practices in South African society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119662  Describe the relevance of human rights and democratic practices in South African society 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Public Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship 
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 anyone who needs to understand the relevance of human rights and democratic practices in South African society, for application in a variety of human rights and democracy related activities.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Describing the transformative significance of human rights and democratic practices;
  • Describing the role of the State in providing and promoting human rights and Democratic practices; and
  • Describing the role of other actors in providing and promoting human rights and democratic practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in the Unit Standard: "Demonstrate awareness of the foundations of human rights and democracy" before accessing this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard should be seen in the light that human rights are not exclusive to democratic systems and that human rights refer to all generations of human rights, inclusive of socio-economic and development rights. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the transformative significance of human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions outline and illustrate practically the transformative significance of foundational principles as human rights and democratic practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Descriptions should address all of the following foundational principles: redress, healing, reconciliation, individual and group development and economic and social development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions highlight the way in which human rights and democratic values and principles impact on the practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • "Values" refer to: dignity, equality, social justice, peace, inclusivity, respect.
  • "Principals" refer to: Accountability, transparency, rule of law, individual and group development.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples are provided to highlight the implications of the absence of human rights and democratic practices in society. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 3 historical, current or hypothetical examples, one of which covers a development context.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the role of the State in providing and promoting human rights and democratic practices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The role of local government, provincial government and national government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions identify the structures that provide and promote human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions outline the role of the State in promoting, protecting and monitoring of human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples illustrate successes and failures by the State in providing and promoting human rights and democratic practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 examples for each of the 3 spheres of government.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions highlight the way in which the interaction and separation between the various spheres of government impacts on the provision and promotion of human rights and democratic practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the role of other actors in providing and promoting human rights and democratic practices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Other actors" refers to civil society, institutes identified in Chapter 9 of the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights, the corporate sector, trade unions, faith-based organizations, individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions identify the structures that provide and promote human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions outline the role of the various actors in promoting, protecting and monitoring of human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples illustrate successes and failures by the various actors in providing and promoting human rights and democratic practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 examples for at least 3 of the various actors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions highlight the way in which the interaction between the various actors impact on the provision and promotion of human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Descriptions highlight the way in which the interaction between the various actors and the state impacts positively and negatively on the provision and promotion of human rights and democratic practices. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Foundations of human rights and democracy. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: communication will be used when demonstrating knowledge of the relevance of human rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: this will be demonstrated in when showing the transformative significance of human rights and the impact of various structures. 

    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 
    Glossary and Abbreviations
  • CEDAW- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • CERD- International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • CRC- Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • ICCPR- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • ICESCR- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Bill of Rights: A list of rights and freedoms for people in a country/countries. It can be part of the law of the country.
  • Charter: A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body: a constitution: the city charter.
  • Common Law: A body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as a precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute.
  • Constitution: A constitution contains the rules and principles according to which a country is governed.
  • Convention: An agreement between nations for regulation of maters affecting all of them.
  • Covenant: A binding agreement; a compact. A formal sealed agreement or contract. An international covenant on Human Rights.
  • Declaration: An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.
  • Developmental rights: "A decent standard of living, adequate nutrition, health care, education and decent work and protection against calamities are not just development goals - they are also human rights". (Human Development Report 2000
    or
  • the right of people/a group of people to have their culture recognised or to advance themselves politically or economically.
  • Law: A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system: international law.
  • Legislation: The act or process of legislating; lawmaking. A proposal or enacted law or group of laws.
  • Legislature: An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.
  • Mechanism: A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine. A process by which something is done or comes into being.
  • Organ: A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "the SAPS is an organ of the government of the South Africa".
  • Paralegal: A person with specialized training who assists lawyers.
  • Petition: A formal document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
  • Preamble: A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose. The introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.
  • Principle: A basic truth, law or assumption: the principles of democracy. A rule or standard.
  • United Nations: An international organization composed of most of the countries of the world. It was founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic development.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Is intended to be an international standard for the protection of Human Rights. Not directly or indirectly enforceable, and creates no legal obligations for the signatories. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49836   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gender Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50583   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. 3 At Work Recruitment Agency 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. AMALUNGELO TRAINING GROUP PTY LTD 
    4. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    5. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
    6. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    7. Attractive Softcare Application Projects cc T/A Brilliant HR Solutions 
    8. Avax Training & Development 
    9. Bear Foundation 
    10. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    11. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    12. BOTSHO BOTLE RESOURCES 
    13. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    14. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    15. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    16. Browers Entertainment 
    17. Candy Nxusani Trading 
    18. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko Labantu be Afrika 
    19. CLASSIC ORIENTAL CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    20. CMA Investments 34 (Pty) Ltd 
    21. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    22. Commisioned Training cc 
    23. Compass Academy of Learning 
    24. Conferencing LK Company 
    25. Custoda Trust 
    26. D M Management and Consulting 
    27. DEVELO CC 
    28. Dintshang Trading 
    29. Directflo 
    30. Early Inspiration 
    31. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    32. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    33. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    34. EDU-Bless College 
    35. Edu-Build Institute 
    36. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
    37. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    38. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    39. Elgin Community College 
    40. Enjo Consultants 
    41. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    42. Esigangeni General Trading 
    43. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    44. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    45. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    46. Future Performance Training and Development 
    47. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    48. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    49. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    50. GCube Communications (PTY) LTD 
    51. Golang Kulani ELC 
    52. Goldfields TVET College 
    53. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    54. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    55. HEIRS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    56. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    57. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    58. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    59. Igugu Training and Investments 
    60. IKAMVELIHLE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 
    61. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    62. Inqaba Yokulinda Youth Organisation 
    63. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    64. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    65. Isibani Skills Academy 
    66. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    67. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    68. Jabulani Training & Development 
    69. Jacanas Trading 
    70. Jacobs Well Village NPC 
    71. JIKA ST ANDREW'S LANGUAGE PROJECT (PTY) LTD 
    72. Josmap Training Institute 
    73. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    74. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    75. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    76. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    77. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    78. Kids Academy 
    79. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    80. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    81. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    82. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    84. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    85. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    86. Lesias Educational Services 
    87. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    88. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    89. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    90. Loago Business Consulting 
    91. Loago Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    93. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    94. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    95. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    96. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    97. Mazibuko and Kabane Technical Training Services 
    98. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    99. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    100. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    101. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    102. MPIC Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    103. MTL Training and Projects 
    104. Muthu Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    105. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    106. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    107. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    108. Networx for Career Development 
    109. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    110. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    111. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    113. NokushoM Consultancy & Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Noni Community Development 
    115. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    116. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    117. Northlink College 
    118. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    119. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    120. NTATAISE TRUST 
    121. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    122. NTI College 
    123. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    124. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    125. Peddie Development Centre 
    126. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    127. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    128. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    129. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    130. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    131. Pro-Ed Training 
    132. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    133. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    135. Read Educational Trust 
    136. Realeboga Development Services 
    137. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    138. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    139. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    140. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    141. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    142. Retshetse Training Project 
    143. Rhodes University 
    144. Right 4 u College 
    145. Rousing Varsity College 
    146. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    147. SANTS College 
    148. Seanapyane Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    150. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    151. Sisazi Consulting 
    152. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    153. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    154. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    155. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    156. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    157. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    158. Southern African Youth Movement 
    159. Spotru Training Centre 
    160. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    161. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    162. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    163. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    164. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Tembe Service Providers 
    166. Tendazwau Trading 8 (PTY) LTD 
    167. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    168. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    169. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    170. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    171. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    172. The Skills Launchpad 
    173. Thembekile training consulting 
    174. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    175. THUSANANG TRUST 
    176. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    177. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    178. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    179. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    180. TRAINING AT WORK PTY LTD 
    181. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    182. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    183. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    184. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    185. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    186. Unathi Training 
    187. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    188. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    189. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Vuselela TVET College 
    191. Waterberg TVET College 
    192. Winston Academy 
    193. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    194. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    195. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    196. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    197. Zuzulwazi Development 



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