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

Evaluate the impact of human rights provision and democratic governance on South African society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123430  Evaluate the impact of human rights provision and democratic governance on 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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-04-20  2009-04-20  SAQA 0165/06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-20   2013-04-20  

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 evaluate the impact of human rights provision and democratic governance.

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Designing and preparing the evaluation.
  • Gathering data for evaluation.
  • Analysing and interpreting data.
  • Reporting findings and recommendations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in the following Unit Standards:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of human rights and democracy.
  • Describe the relevance of human rights and democratic practices in South African society.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society.
  • Examine law and structures in terms of their promotion of human rights and democracy.
  • Conduct an assessment of human rights and democracy practices in communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Impact refers to the extent of change and the effect of human rights provision and democratic governance.
  • Democratic governance refers to a system of governance that upholds democratic principles and values.
  • This Unit Standard applies within all fields and sectors. The scope of the evaluation should be broad ranging and at macro level. This Unit Standard goes beyond evaluation at local level of specific projects or provision within communities. The focus of the evaluation should be at provincial or national level where there are a series of coordinated projects.
  • The evaluation will be conducted according to a given brief that defines the purpose of the evaluation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design and prepare the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation is designed providing details of all resources and actions and is appropriate to the purpose, scope and context of the evaluation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details include data-collection methods; physical, human and financial resources required; sequence and timing of activities; accountabilities; deadlines and arrangements for reviewing the evaluation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of data identified are sufficiently representative to ensure valid extrapolation of data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data should be both quantitative and qualitative.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data-collection methods and instruments selected ensure validity and sufficient data for evaluation purposes in line with the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The design addresses the need for cost-effectiveness and takes into account the results of previous evaluations and contingencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The design is informed by and benchmarked against National, Regional and International human rights standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The design ensures the evaluation will comply with values and principles of human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The design meets the requirements of the given brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Preparation is carried out according to the design requirements and ensures the evaluation achieves its objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Gather data for evaluation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Data should be both quantitative and qualitative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is gathered in accordance with the evaluation design. Deviations from the design are justified by situations on the ground, and contribute towards achieving the purpose of the evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is gathered in accordance with research principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is gathered in a manner that upholds human rights and democratic values and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is recorded in a manner that facilitates analysis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and interpret data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is organised in a manner that facilitates interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is analysed in a manner that reveals themes, patterns and tensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Analysis and interpretation is carried out in line with the purpose, scope and context of the evaluation, but without compromising the validity of the findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis and interpretation highlights the inter-relationship between human rights theory and practice. In particular, the analysis and interpretation reveals the extent to which theory relates to practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Findings are supported by the analysis of the data and benchmarked against comparable evaluations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report findings and recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The report is developed and accurately reflects the analysis and the resultant findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report defines the impact of human rights provision and democratic governance as revealed by the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The report includes recommendations for implementation, monitoring and feedback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made and have the potential to effectively remedy the situation, while taking into account factors that might inhibit the implementation of the recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Recommendations avoid duplication and are realistic, forward-looking and sustainable, where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recommendations are consistent with human rights and democratic practices as outlined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The report is presented in a logical and structured format that facilitates understanding and implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Bill of Rights and Constitution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • This will be demonstrated when identifying the impact of human rights provision and democratic governance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team - this unit standard promotes team work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Conducting an evaluation requires high levels of self management and organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • When gathering and organising data for evaluation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • When working with others to conduct the evaluation and reporting findings and recommendations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system:
  • This will be demonstrated when finding relationships between theory and practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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 communities in accessing legal advice and related services.

    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
    Fundamental  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  64329   National Diploma: Diplomacy  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  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.
     
    1. The Diplomatic Academy 



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