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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations Act to municipal financial management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116344  Apply the Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations Act to municipal financial management 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
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 practitioners in local government who are involved in decision making processes that impact on how a municipality interacts with organs of state either within the same sphere of government, or other spheres of government.

This Unit Standard contributes to the development of a systematic analysis of fiscal legislation, as well as to the education of public officials leading to better understanding and implementation of intergovernmental relations which should contribute to overall social and economic transformation through contributing to the development of the government sector

Practitioners who are required to advise on the legislative mandate of municipalities from a provincial and national government perspective will also benefit from this qualification.

The qualifying learner will be able to comply with legislation governing Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in South Africa. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the legislative requirements for cooperative government at local government Level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Macroeconomic and price stability principles are recognised and their impact on structural relations between different spheres of government are interpreted in the organisation's policies and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The typical scope if this outcome includes: -disputes, funds transfers, equitable shares, bulk resources, tariff capping, and prescriptions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles that define the legislative relationship of the three spheres of government are identified and interpreted in the organisation's policies and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Included in this outcome are concurrent and exclusive conditions, role of districts, division of powers and functions, budget council, budget forum, organised local government, and Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Financial reporting and auditing requirements for municipalities are recognised and a schedule of these requirements is established so as to comply with legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This outcome include the legislative requirements governing municipal reporting and auditing in the inter-governmental fiscal relations systems.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Comply with the constitutional provisions regulating provincial supervision of local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of role-players with regard to a provincial intervention at a municipal level are recognised and provisions are made to comply with regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This outcome includes the role of the Municipal Council, Provincial Executive, Cabinet, National Council of Provinces, and the respective procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislative requirements governing National Treasury intervention are recognised and provisions are made to comply with regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret the legislative requirements of the division of revenue process and intergovernmental transfers to local government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The division of revenue process is explained with reference to the constitutional mandate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of transferring local government grants is discussed in the context of existing of organs of the state. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and implement the conditions of IGFR transfers to Local Government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conditions pertaining to equitable share transfers to local authorities are interpreted and included in the organisation's policies and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conditions pertaining to conditional grants to local authorities are interpreted and included in the organisation's policies and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Included in this outcome are S-grant, I-grant and the Equitable share budget windows. It typically includes the Division of Revenue Bill and Division of Revenue Act, the Financial and Fiscal Commission, and multi-year appropriations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation and reports required for intergovernmental transfers are prepared in line with the required regulatory framework. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply legislation governing municipal borrowing powers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conditions pertaining to equitable share transfers to local authorities are interpreted and included in the municipality's policies and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conditions under which municipalities may incur debt are interpreted and included in the organisation's policies and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The typical scope of this outcome includes the Constitution, local government legislation, short- and long-term debt, security, and guarantees.
     


    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 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 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 
  • The concept of cooperative government and the legislative implications towards preserving macroeconomic and price stability.
  • The Constitutional provisions that regulate instances of provincial supervision of local government.
  • The division of revenue process.
  • The equitable share transfer process.
  • The conditional grants transfer process
  • The financial reporting and auditing measures by municipalities within the Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations system.
  • The Municipal legislative and borrowing powers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes, e.g. by solving problems around potential conflicts between different spheres of government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community, e.g. through communicating with others regarding legislative issues and fostering team commitment between the relevant spheres of government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, e.g. through assuring that all personal activities assist in building healthy and cooperative relations between different spheres of government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, e.g. through assuring that required reports to another sphere of government include accurate data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, e.g. through assuring that issues pertaining to other spheres of government are communicated in an effective manner to the relevant role-players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, e.g. in understanding that every activity at one sphere of government will effect other spheres of government and the country as a whole. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, e.g. acting as custodian of ethical behaviour and maintaining a high Level of commitment towards implementing constitutional and legislative requirements. 

    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  48965   Certificate: Municipal Financial Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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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    13. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    14. Coceka Consulting 
    15. Commitech Consulting 
    16. Concepts of Sustainable Management (CSM) 
    17. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    18. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    19. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    20. D T M CONSULTING CC 
    21. Dependable Consulting (Pty) 
    22. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    23. Dijama Training Academy 
    24. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
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    38. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    39. Growth Management Consulting 
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    44. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
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    46. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    47. Institute For Performance Management 
    48. Institute of Public Affairs and Governance PTY (LTD) 
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    56. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    57. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
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    63. Mahloko Training, Auditing Services and other Projects 
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    66. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
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    68. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    69. Maritime Business Institute 
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    71. Matibidi Raphela Investments (Pty) LTD 
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    73. Melatrend Management Consulting 
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    76. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    77. MML Consulting CC. 
    78. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Motheo Skills Entity 
    80. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    81. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    82. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Ndotha General Trading 
    84. NEDTEX73 
    85. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    86. Nonunu Projects 
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    88. Opelong Business Institute 
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    90. Pachi Global Foundation 
    91. Paneso Development and Trading 
    92. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    93. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    94. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    95. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    97. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    98. RCG Markets 
    99. Reflections Development Institute 
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    104. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    105. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    106. Skills Fly Consulting Group Pty Ltd 
    107. South African Corporate Training Association 
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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.