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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and insight into current affairs that could have implications for the Department of Home Affairs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264681  Demonstrate knowledge and insight into current affairs that could have implications for the Department of Home Affairs 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Home Affairs 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 to promote an in depth knowledge and understanding of current affairs that may impact positively or negatively on the Department of Home Affairs in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. It requires application of knowledge and interpretation of current affairs and provides an opportunity for the learner to integrate knowledge of departmental processes and to engage in thinking processes at a high level.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing reports relating to the image of the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Analysing information relating to immigration trends.
  • Analysing reports relating to changing demographics.
  • Analysing issues relating to legislation and international conventions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Current events as reported in print, electronic and digital media. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse reports relating to the image of the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues relating to instances of fraud and corruption are analysed in terms of what happened, why, how the incident occurred and the implications and consequences for the Department, employees, individuals involved and the general public. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Indications of how the media and the public may undermine the reputation or image of the Department are identified with reference to the underlying problem at the Department of Home Affairs and/or misinformation or unreported facts in each report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports relating to service delivery are analyse to determine the reasons for good or poor service delivery and suggestions are made as to how service delivery impacts on the image of the Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Issues relating to the image of the Department internationally are analysed for positive and negative implications and consequences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse reports relating to immigration trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Positive immigration trends are discussed with reference to brain gain and drain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Negative immigration trends are discussed with reference to human trafficking, human smuggling, the brain drain and xenophobia. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports relating to the Department's relationship with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), South African Police Services (SAPS), the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and foreign embassies are identified in order to give an indication of how the organisations work together to manage criminal activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports relating to irregular migrants are analysed with reference to countries or origin, why the migrants choose to come to South Africa and related problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse reports relating to changing demographics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports relating to movement of people within South Africa are analysed in terms of possible implications for Departmental and development planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changing numbers of births, deaths and marriages in local areas are discussed in terms of the implications for the Department of Home Affairs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse issues relating to legislation and international conventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports relating to loopholes in legislation as interpreted by different departments are discussed in order to make suggestions as to how identified problems could be resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems relating to the enforcement of legislation are identified in order to give an indication of the implications and consequences for the Department of Home Affairs if legislation is not enforced correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports relating to human rights issues are analysed in terms of how rights have been infringed and what could have been done to enforce human rights. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • 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 expressing and substantiating opinions on current event. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her own activities responsibly and effectively in collecting and organising a portfolio of evidence for the assessment of this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information when indentifying and analysing relevant reports and discussing implications and consequences for the Department of Home Affairs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills when presenting the findings of his/her research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility to wards the environment and the health of others in accessing information from electronic and digital media to substantiate an argument. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in selecting and analysing events and their potential impact the Department of Home Affairs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to explore a variety of strategies of learning when gathering information from a broad spectrum of media. 

    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 
    Assessment:
  • Portfolio assessment over a period of at least three months is required for this Unit Standard. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
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    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.