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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anti-corruption issues in the Public Sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243263  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anti-corruption issues in the Public Sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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 intended as a generic introduction to corruption and anti-corruption initiatives in the Public Sector. It is intended for capacity building of all employees in the Public Sector including those who perform anti-corruption duties in senior, middle and junior management positions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining corruption and its manifestations in the Public Sector.
  • Discussing governance structures that support anti corruption initiatives in the Public Sector.
  • Analysing the anti-corruption strategy and procedures in a selected Public Sector Department.
  • Analysing current events/issues that relate to corruption in the Public Sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Corruption includes, but is not limited to, fraud, theft and nepotism.
  • Issues of Sector delivery include maladministration, incompetence, incapacity, fraud, inaptness and inefficiency.
  • Structures that support governance include structures with an oversight function and enforcement agencies.
  • Legislation includes, but is not limited to, Promotion of Access to Information Act (No 2 of 2000), Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) (No 26 of 2000), Promotion of Administration of Justice Act (NO3 of 2000), Promotion of Access to Information Act, Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (No 12 of 2004), Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) (No 1 of 1999), Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) (No 38 of 2001), Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).
  • Reports and other sources of information include, but are not limited to, verbal, corridor gossip, Internet, Intranet, radio, television or published in the media.
  • The Public Sector includes local, provincial and national government and parastatals. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain corruption and its manifestations in the Public Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of corruption is explained with examples from a social and legal perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The difference between fraud, theft and corruption is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of each for the victim, the Public Sector, the perpetrator and the country. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Manifestations of potentially corrupt practice are identified from authentic examples of delivery in the Public Service and/or Public Administration. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss governance structures that support anti-corruption initiatives in the Public Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation that relates to anti-corruption is identified and an indication is given of how each Act impacts on specific work roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Policy frameworks relating to corruption in the Public Sector are identified and an indication is given of the reasons for the policies and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Circumstances that could make it difficult to implement the minimum anti-corruption requirements are identified for a specific Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Structures that support governance in the Public Sector are identified and an indication is given of the role and functions of each structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Anti-corruption initiatives are communicated to a peer group or individual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the anti-corruption strategy and procedures of a selected Public Sector Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of an anti-corruption strategy are analysed to identify how the strategy can best be applied within the Public Sector sphere of operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures relating to the implementation of an anti-corruption strategy are explained for a specific Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The corruption risks in a specific Public Sector Department are identified and an indication is given of whether the anti-corruption strategy deals with the risks adequately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse current events/issues that relate to corruption in the Public Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Articles, reports and letters to the press and other sources of information are analysed to determine whether they are examples of corruption, maladministration, fraud, inefficiency or incompetence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Issues relating to Sector delivery are interpreted and suggestions are made as to how these could be dealt with in terms of the principles of Batho-Pele. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying the corruption risks in a specific Public Sector Department and interpreting current issues relating to Sector delivery and suggesting how these can be dealt with in terms of the principles of Batho-Pele. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in that anti-corruption initiatives are usually team efforts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in completing assignments timeously. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information identifying anti-corruption legislation and frameworks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using in communicating anti-corruption initiatives to a peer group or individual. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by explaining the consequences of corruption for the victim, State, Public Sector and the perpetrator. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in explaining corruption in the Public Sector from a social and legal perspective. 

    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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    2. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - NELSPRUIT 
    3. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - VEREENIGING 
    4. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    5. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    6. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    7. Josmap Training Institute 
    8. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    9. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    10. Training at Work (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    12. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



    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.