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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. A and N Training Institute (Pty) LTd 
    3. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    4. Amalungelo Training Group 
    5. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    6. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
    7. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    8. Avax Training & Development 
    9. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    10. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    11. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    12. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    13. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    14. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko La Bantu Be Afrika NPC 
    15. Classic Oriental Consultancy 
    16. CLEAR SOLUTIONS 
    17. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    18. Compass Academy of Learning 
    19. Custoda Trust 
    20. D M Management and Consulting 
    21. DEVELO CC 
    22. Dintshang Trading 
    23. Directflo 
    24. Early Inspiration 
    25. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    26. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    27. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    28. EDU-Bless College 
    29. Edu-Build Institute 
    30. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
    31. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    33. Elgin Community College 
    34. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    36. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    37. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    38. Future Performance Training and Development 
    39. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    40. G CUBE COMMUNICATIONS CC 
    41. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    42. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    43. Goldfields TVET College 
    44. Good News Trust 
    45. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    46. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    47. Heirs Training and Development 
    48. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    49. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    50. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    51. Igugu Training and Investments 
    52. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    53. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    54. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    55. Isibani Skills Academy 
    56. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    57. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    58. Jabulani Training & Development 
    59. JIKA ST ANDREW'S LANGUAGE PROJECT (PTY) LTD 
    60. Josmap Training Institute 
    61. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    62. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    63. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    64. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    65. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    66. Kids Academy 
    67. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    68. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    69. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    70. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    72. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    73. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    74. Loago Business Consulting 
    75. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    76. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    77. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    78. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    79. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    80. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    81. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    82. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    83. MTL Training and Projects 
    84. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    85. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    86. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    87. Networx for Career Development 
    88. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    89. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    90. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    92. NokushoM Consultancy & Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Noni Community Development 
    94. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    95. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    96. Northlink College 
    97. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    98. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    99. NTATAISE TRUST 
    100. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    101. NTI College 
    102. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    103. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    104. Peddie Development Centre 
    105. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    106. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    107. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    108. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    109. Pro-Ed Training 
    110. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    111. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    113. Read Educational Trust 
    114. Realeboga Development Services 
    115. Reflections Development Institute 
    116. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    117. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    118. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    119. Retshetse Training Project 
    120. Rhodes University 
    121. Right 4 u College 
    122. Rousing Varsity College 
    123. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    124. SANTS College 
    125. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    126. Sisazi Consulting 
    127. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    128. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    129. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    130. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    131. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    132. Southern African Youth Movement 
    133. Spotru Training Centre 
    134. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    136. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    137. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    138. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Tembe Service Providers 
    140. Tendazwau Trading 8 (PTY) LTD 
    141. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    142. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    143. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    144. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    145. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    146. The Skills Launchpad 
    147. Thembekile training consulting 
    148. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    149. THUSANANG TRUST 
    150. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    151. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    153. Tonex Management Solutions 
    154. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    155. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    156. TRAINING AT WORK PTY LTD 
    157. Tri-Anagram 
    158. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    159. Ukwakhile Training 
    160. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    161. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    162. Umtha Developments 
    163. Unathi Training 
    164. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    165. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    166. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Vinton Consulting Group 
    168. Virtuoso Arts Institute 
    169. Vuselela TVET College 
    170. Waterberg TVET College 
    171. Winston Academy 
    172. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    173. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    174. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    175. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 



    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.