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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7449  Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Math. Literacy Mathematics and Math Sciences 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Mathematical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:

analyse critically the use of mathematical language and relationships in the work place and in the economy;
analyse critically the use of mathematics in social relations;
analyse critically the use of mathematics and mathematical language and relationships in political relations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies at ABET Numeracy level 4 are assumed to be in place:

the ability to work with numbers in various contexts;
the ability to work with patterns in various contexts. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Critically analyse the use of mathematical languag 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Critically analyse the use of mathematical language and relationships in the workplace. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Wage negotiations, salary increases, and productivity as a ratio. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The ways in which mathematics is used in the workplace are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Percentage, graphs, differences, ratio and proportion.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways in which mathematical relationships and language can be used to represent particular perspectives are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Different forms of comparisons such as differences versus ratio.
Manipulation of graphs through choice of graph, scale of axes and nature of axes.
Use of different averages: mean, median, mode.
More than one perspective is to be described.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Critically analyse the use of mathematical language and relationships in the economy. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Budgeting, banks: interest rates, mortgage, service charges; fuel prices; pensions; inflation; value of the rand and exchange rates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The ways in which mathematics is used is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
%, graphs, differences, ratio and proportion.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways in which mathematical relationships and language can be used to represent particular perspectives are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Different forms of comparisons such as differences versus ratio.
Manipulation of graphs through choice of graph, scale of axes and nature of axes.
Use of different averages: mean, median, and mode.
More than one perspective to be described.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The impact of economic changes on the individual is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Critically analyse the use of mathematics in social relations. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Social differentiation: gender, social mobility, race; historical and possible future contexts, e.g. employment equity; apartheid policies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ways in which mathematics can be used as a filter for social differentiation are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Social differentiation includes examples such as entrance qualifications; number of women doing mathematics.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The significance attached to number by different societies is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Spiritual; superstitious; aesthetic; political.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The use of mathematics in the media is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Adverts, reports, sports.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Critically analyse use of mathematics & mathematical language & relationships in political relations 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Critically analyse the use of mathematics and mathematical language and relationships in political relations. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Income distribution; census; elections; voting; opinion polls. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The ways in which mathematics is used is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Percentage, graphs, differences, ratio and proportion.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways in which mathematical relationships and language can be used to represent particular perspectives are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Different forms of comparisons such as differences versus ratio.
Manipulation of graphs through choice of graph, scale of axes and nature of axes.
Use of different averages: mean, median, and mode.
More than one perspective to be described.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The impact of the use of mathematics in these contexts on individuals and social groups is described. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve mathematical problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate mathematical information and show how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using mathematical symbols. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  23114   Basic Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-01-10  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Fundamental  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  UMALUSI 
Fundamental  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  HW SETA 
Fundamental  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  LG SETA 
Fundamental  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Fundamental  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Fundamental  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Fundamental  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Fundamental  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Fundamental  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  14406   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  20173   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-02-21  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


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135. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
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137. NOBO Training and Development Services (Pty) LTD 
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176. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
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