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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120309  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11816  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard focuses on human rights under the South African Constitution. Learners who complete this Unit Standard should know enough about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution to participate meaningfully in their communities. It could be included as an elective in any workplace qualification. It may be useful to learners in the community, government departments, business, civil society, out of school youth, Safety in Society sector and immigrants applying for citizenship.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining what is meant by human rights.
  • Explaining how the South African Constitution defines the rights and responsibilities of the individual in South Africa.
  • Explaining the role of the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution.
  • Indicating assistance that is available in a selected area when rights are abused. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Community refers to the different groups that the learner or people in South Africa interact with. It means the South African community in the broadest sense and includes religious, education, work and local communities, traditional authorities and immigrants. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain what is meant by human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of humanness is explored and an indication is given of what it means to be human. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of human rights is explored in relation to the need to protect fundamental human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Five basic human rights are named and an indication is given of their corresponding responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic human rights include, but are not limited to, life, dignity, socio-economic rights, environmental rights, health rights, consumer rights, the rights of farm workers and political rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An indication is given of why human rights need to be protected with reference to the individual, the community and the government. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how the South African Constitution defines the rights and responsibilities of the individual in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a constitution is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why a constitution is necessary are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, clubs, organisations, burial societies and school governing bodies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The historical background to the development of the South African Constitution is outlined and an indication is given of the relationship of the Constitution to other legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fundamental rights protected by the South African Constitution are outlined with reference to the rights and responsibilities of the individual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role of the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights protected by the Bill of Rights are identified and an indication is given of how the Bill affects the life and responsibilities of the individual within a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications and impact of the Bill of Rights on a selected community is investigated with reference to the changes since 1994. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which the individual can be actively involved in a local community are discussed with reference to responsibilities under the Bill of Rights. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Indicate assistance that is available in a selected area when rights are abused. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of local community structures in the protection of human rights is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, Advice Offices, Non-Governmental Organisations, Religious Institutions, Safety Forums, Traditional Systems, Police Forums and Social Services.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the media in the protection of human rights is explained and an indication is given of why freedom of expression is important in a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of dealing with conflict in situations where human rights are abused are explored for different scenarios. 


    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 
    Fundamental rights include at least the rights in the Preamble to the South African Constitution. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information investigating changes in a community since 1994. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in group discussion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to see the world as a set of related systems in understanding that with rights there are also responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities by knowing his/her rights and responsibilities under the South African Constitution. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11816, "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Search Words:

    Fundamental rights; SA Constitution; human rights and responsibilities; Bill of Rights; citizenship. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    5. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. FAPLA TRAINING 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    10. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    14. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    15. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    16. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    17. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    18. OSHIKATI 
    19. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    20. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    23. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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