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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues important for compliance with corporate governance principles and social responsibility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336707  Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues important for compliance with corporate governance principles and social responsibility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
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 will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues important for compliance with corporate governance principles and social responsibility. People credited with this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the need for complying with corporate governance principles and social responsibility in procurement, including ethical conduct, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), environment protection and health and safety.

A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Assess and apply the key issues critical for compliance with corporate governance principles.
  • Assess key procurement concepts to determine their impact on corporate governance and social responsibility.
  • Evaluate the legislative environment influencing corporate governance and social responsibility. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • The concepts and importance of good governance.
  • What is meant by sustainable development and how it impacts on the supply chain and the purchasing process.
  • The special developmental initiatives being taken by the developing world.
  • The meaning and impact of specific South African legislation and key government initiatives.
  • The benefits and implications of developmental measures on the purchasing function. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess and apply the key issues critical for compliance with corporate governance principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assess how the social responsibility function contributes to the application of corporate governance principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of procurement is assessed to determine its requirements for compliance with corporate governance principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ethics and ethical procurement is evaluated in terms of its importance for compliance with corporate governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for and content of an ethical code of conduct in procurement is analysed to determine their impact on organisational operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess key procurement concepts to determine their impact on corporate governance and social responsibility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Key procurement concepts include but are not limited to BEE, Green Procurement, Ethics, Safety and Health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An assessment is conducted of the areas in which procurement can be used as a tool for BEE. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of procurement on corporate governance is evaluated to reflect its role in the protection of the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key issues in ethical procurement are identified and analysed to determine their impact on corporate governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of procurement on corporate governance is analysed to reflect its role in assuring the safety of workers and customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Procurement processes are assessed to determine how they could influence socially responsible practices amongst suppliers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Socially responsible practices include but are not limited to AIDS awareness, BEE.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Compliance with social responsibility requirements are analysed to reflect their potential economic impact. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis includes but is not limited to identifying and keeping track of the cost of BEE and social responsibility in procurement.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the legislative environment influencing corporate governance and social responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal principles involved in purchasing are analysed to determine how they impact on corporate governance and social responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fundamental issues in the Law of Contract are identified and evaluated to reflect their influences on corporate governance and social responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most important conditions to be contained in a purchasing contract are identified and evaluated to determine their impact on contracting processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The content and implications of laws aimed at environmental protection are analysed to reflect their influence purchasing decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process, policies and strategies of organizations are evaluated to determine their influence on BEE in procurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The critical elements are identified and analysed to determine their impact on the process of implementing a BEE programme in procurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The organisation's policy on BEE procurement is analysed to determine how it influence other purchasing policies and strategies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Understanding of the need for good corporate governance.
  • Understanding of the implications of corporate governance on the purchasing activities.
  • Understanding of the new wave of thinking regarding the developing world and the challenges associated with it.
  • Understanding of the opportunities offered by the regional developments and initiatives of SADC and the African Union.
  • Understanding of the concepts of sustainable development and the elements associated with it.
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of the various South African legislative interventions aimed at promoting sustainable development.
  • Understanding of the relevant processes and activities required to ensure an effective contribution towards sustainable development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Assessing how the social responsibility function contributes to the application of corporate governance principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Contributing to the social and economic development of the society by recognising the need for, opportunities and responsibilities regarding the development of disadvantaged communities, the protection of the environment and compliance with corporate governance principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Planning of supply chain management activities in line with key strategic business imperatives. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information on corporate governance principles and social responsibility in procurement, including ethical conduct, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), environment protection and health and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Communicating information on corporate governance principles and social responsibility in procurement, including ethical conduct, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), environment protection and health and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Presenting to all relevant stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Aligning supply chain management and key business imperatives to corporate governance principles and social responsibility in procurement, including ethical conduct, black economic empowerment (BEE), environment protection and health and safety. 

  • 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
    Elective  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    8. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    9. Metro Minds 
    10. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    11. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    12. School of Shipping 
    13. Skills Development Specialists 
    14. Y2K College 



    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.