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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and explain national and provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110487  Describe and explain national and provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 the local economic development context in South Africa.

It provides the learner with knowledge of the various levels of government structures and policies applicable to local economic development. It also develops an understanding of these through application in own work context.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Identify and explain national strategies and policies relevant to local economic development
  • Identify and explain provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development
  • Evaluate the relevance of national and provincial strategies and policies to own work context 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • National, provincial and municipal strategy statements
  • National, provincial and municipal policies
  • Information sources include relevant legislation (including regulations); DPLG; DBSA; IDPs 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain national strategies and policies relevant to local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate information sources are listed for national strategies and policies relevant to the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of national strategies and policies is explained with reference to the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Suggestions are given in terms of how to apply the identified national strategies and policies to local economic development practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate information sources are listed for provincial strategies and policies applicable to local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relationships between national and provincial strategies and/or policies is explained with reference to examples from the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The impact of provincial strategies and policies is discussed in the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Suggestions are given in terms of how to apply the identified provincial strategies and policies to local economic development practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the relevance of national and provincial strategies and policies to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Own work context is correctly positioned within national and provincial parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. National and provincial strategies and policies are sorted in terms of relevance/ irrelevance to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant national and provincial strategies and policies are explained by referring to examples from own work context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. 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.
    2. 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 .
    3. 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 .
    4. 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 
  • Nature of own work area within broader (national and provincial) context
  • Evolution of local, provincial and national strategies
  • Relationships between strategies and policies
  • Nature of local economic development in the broader economic context 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Explaining the impact of national strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: The impact of national strategies and policies is explained with reference to the local economic development environment.
  • Giving suggestions on how to apply the identified national strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: Suggestions are given in terms of how to apply the identified national strategies and policies to local economic development practice.
  • Explaining the impact of provincial strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: The impact of provincial strategies and policies is discussed in the local economic development environment.
  • Giving suggestions on how to apply the identified national strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: Suggestions are given in terms of how to apply the identified provincial strategies and policies to local economic development practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
    Describing and explaining national and provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcomes:
  • Identify and explain national strategies and policies relevant to local economic development
  • Identify and explain provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development
  • Evaluate the relevance of national and provincial strategies and policies to own work 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.
  • Explaining the impact of national strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: The impact of national strategies and policies is explained with reference to the local economic development environment.
  • Explaining the impact of provincial strategies and policies according to assessment criterion: The impact of provincial strategies and policies is discussed in the local economic development environment. 

  • 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.
    Describing and explaining national and provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcomes:
  • Identify and explain national strategies and policies relevant to local economic development.
  • Identify and explain provincial strategies and policies relevant to local economic development
  • Evaluate the relevance of national and provincial strategies and policies to own work 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  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    3. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    4. Alpha Business Consultants 
    5. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    6. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    11. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
    12. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
    14. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    15. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    16. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    17. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    18. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    19. Ditlou Solutions 
    20. Edutraining Business College 
    21. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    22. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    23. HDPSA 
    24. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    25. Hlombe and Associates 
    26. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    27. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    28. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS 
    29. Jobafrik Consulting 
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    35. Khosithi Training 
    36. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    37. Lekoko Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    38. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    39. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    40. Magnico Products (PTY) LTD 
    41. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    42. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    43. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    44. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    45. Maqhawe College 
    46. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    47. Masegare Business School (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
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    62. Omithombo Management Academy 
    63. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    64. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    65. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    66. Powernexus 
    67. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Quick Leap Investment 
    69. Reflections Development Institute 
    70. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    71. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    72. Senelo Trading CC 
    73. Solstice Networks CC. 
    74. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    75. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    76. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    77. Thopasefoka Consulting Pty Ltd 
    78. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    79. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    80. Tsebong Training Centre 
    81. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    82. Twin Peak Technologies 
    83. Umqondo Consultancy 
    84. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    85. University of Fort Hare 
    86. University of Venda 
    87. Vantage Training 
    88. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    89. Vicmat Consultants 
    90. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    91. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    92. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.