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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate insight into democracy as a form of governance and its implications for a diverse society 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15093  Demonstrate insight into democracy as a form of governance and its implications for a diverse society 
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 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 learners who need to understand democracy and its influence on society.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating insight into the principles of democracy.
  • Analysing the application of democracy in society.
  • Explaining how democracy influences values and attitudes in society.
  • Exploring the dynamics of diversity in a democratic society.
  • Developing a strategy to develop and maintain democracy in an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • An organisation includes, but is not limited to a family unit, government department or district, school, class, Parents Teachers Association, club, workplace, business or business unit. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate insight into the principles of democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of democracy as a means of organising society is explained with reference to pseudo, electoral and liberal democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The core indicators of democracy are analysed and indication is given of how these principles influence practices in governance and civil society. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Core indicators of democracy include, but are not limited to, regular and free elections, rule of law, protection of human rights, open and transparent governance, separation of powers, accountable government and citizen participation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Participative democracy and representative democracy are compared and an indication is given of the role of citizen participation in each system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the application of democracy in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The vertical and horizontal applications of democracy in two diverse societies are analysed with reference to the impact on the dynamics of the social and political systems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Vertical application of democracy refers to the relationship between people and government. Horizontal application of democracy refers to the relationship between people.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The South African Constitution is analysed and an indication is given of how the Constitution interprets and applies democratic principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The constitutions of two bodies or organisations are compared in terms of how each interprets and applies democratic principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how democracy influences values and attitudes in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationship between decision making and democracy is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The values and attitudes implied by a democratic system are analysed in terms of behaviour towards others and improved relations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explore the dynamics of diversity in a democratic society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The dynamics of diversity in South African society are investigated with reference to gender, language, disability, nationality, age, HIV/AIDS and race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The different nuances of diversity referred to in the South African Bill of Rights are identified and an indication is given of how these impact on structures and relationships in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways in which an individual's practices and behaviour can be explicitly anti-discriminatory are identified and an indication is given of how diversity can be managed effectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop a strategy to develop and maintain democracy in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The situation in an organisation is analysed in order to identify the impact of diversity on the organisation's culture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Strategies to manage diversity in a selected organisation are proposed with reference to appropriate legislation, policy and implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in analysing a situation and proposing a strategy to manage diversity in an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information analysing the South African Constitution and exploring the dynamics of diversity in a democratic society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in analysing and explaining how democracy influences values and attitudes in a diverse society. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the relationship between democracy and values and attitudes. 

    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  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Core  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  49336   National Certificate: Law Enforcement: Sheriffing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  50583   National Certificate: Public Service Communication  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  58783   National Certificate: Warship Command and Control  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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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