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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.
     
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    4. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    5. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    6. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Avax Training & Development 
    8. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    9. Barcor Learn to Earn cc 
    10. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    12. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    13. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
    14. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    15. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    16. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    17. Browers Entertainment 
    18. Commisioned Training cc 
    19. Compass Academy of Learning 
    20. Custoda Trust 
    21. D M Management and Consulting 
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    25. Early Inspiration 
    26. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    27. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    28. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    29. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    30. Edu-Build Development 
    31. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    33. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
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    35. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    36. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Fundukuzimela Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a FdZ Investments 
    38. Future Performance Training and Development 
    39. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    41. GCube Communications cc 
    42. Golang Kulani ELC 
    43. Goldfields FET College 
    44. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    45. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    46. Happy Day Training and Development Services 
    47. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    48. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    49. Igugu Training and Investments 
    50. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    51. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    52. Isamon Integrated 
    53. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    54. Isibani Skills Academy 
    55. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    56. Itireleng Bokamoso Training and Development 
    57. Jabulani Training & Development 
    58. Josmap Training Institute 
    59. KBB Training Academy 
    60. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    61. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    62. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    63. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    64. Kids Academy 
    65. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    66. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    67. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    68. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    69. LBK Trading 
    70. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    71. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    72. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    73. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    74. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    75. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    76. Loago Business Consulting 
    77. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    78. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    79. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    80. MASAKANE TRUST 
    81. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    82. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    83. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    84. MIDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
    85. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    86. Mopani Development Academy 
    87. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    88. Motlou Training Development 
    89. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    90. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    91. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    92. Networx for Career Development 
    93. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    94. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    95. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    96. Noni Community Development 
    97. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    98. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    99. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    100. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    101. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
    102. NTATAISE TRUST 
    103. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    104. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    105. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    106. Peddie Development Centre 
    107. Peddie Development Culture 
    108. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    109. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    110. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    111. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    112. POPUP UPLIFTMENT 
    113. Pro Ed Training 
    114. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    115. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    117. Realeboga Development Services 
    118. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    119. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
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    121. Rhodes University 
    122. Right 4 u College 
    123. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    124. SANTS College 
    125. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    126. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    127. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    128. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    129. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    130. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    131. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    132. Southern African Youth Movement 
    133. Spotru Training Centre 
    134. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Step Up Training and Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    136. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    137. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    139. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    140. Tembe Service Providers 
    141. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    142. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    143. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    144. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    145. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    146. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    147. THUSANANG TRUST 
    148. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    149. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    150. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    151. TLHOAFALO TRAINING CENTRE 
    152. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    153. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    154. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    155. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    156. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    157. Unathi Training 
    158. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    159. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    160. Winston Academy 
    161. WonderKids Academy 
    162. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    163. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    164. Wozabona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
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    166. Zuzulwazi Development 



    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.