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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119665  Demonstrate understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 people who need to understand the concept of human rights and democracy and its application society including a variety of human rights and democracy related activities.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating understanding of the different schools of thought in the human rights and democratic field.
  • Providing a historical perspective of human rights and democracy.
  • Describing the instruments that developed in response to human rights violations.
  • Demonstrating understanding of the principles and values of human rights and democracy.
  • Critically analysing recent responses to human rights violations within the African regional system. 

  • 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. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the different schools of thought in the human rights and democratic field. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "schools of thought" refer to the historical, moral, philosophical and/or religious basis for human rights and democracy.
    For assessment, learners should include at least 2 African and European examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different schools of thought are identified and defined in terms of historical and current theories and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis of a selected number of global schools of thought identifies key similarities and differences. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two schools of thought to be compared.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An analysis of a selected number of South African schools of thought identifies key similarities and differences. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two schools of thought to be compared.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human rights practices and activities are identified and linked to selected schools of thought. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 5 practices and activities illustrating at least two schools of thought.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Provide a historical perspective of human rights and democracy. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This outcome is to include the origins and development of human kind in terms of systems that arose to prevent human rights violations. Ancient history is up to 500 AD and recent history refers to the 19th and 20th Century. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Examples from ancient history highlight the development of human rights and democracy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    African, Asian and Mediterranean history.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples from recent history highlight the progression of human rights and democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Timelines are provided within the South African context to illustrate a variety of human rights issues, violations and progression. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pastoral (pre-1652) to present.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the instruments that developed in response to human rights violations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Instruments refer to declarations, conventions, treaties, charters, structures and oral traditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions of various forms of protective human rights instruments highlight the manner in which human rights emerged. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Within the United Nations system as well prior to the United Nations such as the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions highlight the factors that influenced the development of protective instruments at an international level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors refer to social, economic, political and other categories.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptions highlight the factors that influenced the development of protective instruments at a regional level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors refer to social, economic, political and other categories.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions highlight the factors that influenced the development of protective instruments at a national level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors refer to social, economic, political and other categories.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Descriptions identify similarities and differences between international, regional and national issues, and how these influenced the development of instruments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of the principles and values of human rights and democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions are provided that highlight the key principles and values underpinning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions are provided that highlight the key principles and values underpinning a variety of conventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conventions include ICCPR, ICESCR, CRC, CEDAW and CERD.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptions are provided that highlight the key principles and values as reflected in major regional instruments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regional instruments refer to but are not limited to The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (1986) and the Charter for the Rights of Women and the Rights of Children.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    National legislation, including the South African Constitution, is identified and examined in terms of underlying human rights principles and values. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least the Bill of Rights and two examples of national legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Examples are given to show how human rights and democratic principles and values ought to affect individual and group behaviour and attitudes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 3 examples covering a range of situations such as use of language, stereotypes, biases, prejudices, movement, associations, socialising, general interactions with people and groups.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse recent responses to human rights violations within the African regional system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Examples are limited to South Africa and the African continent and should provide opportunities for identification of good practice and ineffective strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis identifies recent examples of interventions to address human rights violations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 5 examples that are geographically spread over the continent and cover different issues should be provided. This may at least include the following: an example of gender based violence, child abuse, lack of democratic practice, genocide and xenophobia.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis provides a commentary on the adequacy of interventions against human rights violations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 examples of human rights violations selected above.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis provides a commentary on examples of good practice in interventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 examples of human rights violations selected above.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis provides substantive suggestions to redress shortcomings in the interventions identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 examples of human rights violations selected above.
     


    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 
    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 concepts of human rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: this will be demonstrated when showing the impact of past events and conditions on the development of human rights, and the effect of human rights abuses. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  50583   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50585   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy of People Development Primary Co-operative Limited 
    2. Advantage Training Services cc 
    3. ADvTECH Resourcing Pty Ltd t/a Corporate College International 
    4. Africa Competency Development (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    6. Assessment College of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    8. Business Development Unit (PTY) Ltd 
    9. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    10. D M Human Resource Dynamics t/a D M Management and Consulting 
    11. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    12. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    13. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    14. Future Performance Training and Development 
    15. Igugu Training and Investments 
    16. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    17. Inkwenkwezi Private College - Skills Development cc 
    18. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    19. International Competencies Network (ICN) 
    20. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    21. Isamon Integrated 
    22. Isibani Community College 
    23. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Pty) Ltd 
    24. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    25. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    26. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Learning Performance Link 
    28. Martiq 414 cc T/A Ulwazi Training & Development 
    29. MD Goba & Associates 
    30. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    31. Mthimkhulu Training and Development Institute 
    32. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
    34. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    35. Omni HR Consulting Pty Ltd t/a Omni HRC 
    36. Opehst Trading 
    37. PC Educational Holdings 
    38. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    40. RESONANCE INSTITUTE OF LEARNING PTY LTD 
    41. Retshetse Training Project 
    42. Sanchaa Connection 
    43. Seoposengoe Training Consultancy 
    44. Southern African Institute of Learning 
    45. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    46. The Department of Home Affairs Learning Centre 
    47. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
    48. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    49. The Institute of People Development 
    50. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    51. Thembekile Training Consulting 
    52. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    53. Tinissa Trading 29 (PTY) Ltd 
    54. TMG Quality Services 
    55. Umsizi Skills Academy 
    56. Wildfire Development Training Agency 



    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.