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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display an understanding of the policy and legal framework guiding the Ward Committee system and its functioning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242893  Display an understanding of the policy and legal framework guiding the Ward Committee system and its functioning 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 be useful for learners working within a Ward Committee or Local Government structure, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. The achievement of the unit standard's outcomes will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway in local government and administration.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining notion of participatory governance at local level.
  • Displaying an understanding of the constitutional provisions relating to local government and public participation in South Africa.
  • Displaying an understanding of the policy and legal framework that underpins local government in South Africa.
  • Displaying an understanding of the policy and legislative framework guiding ward committee system and its functioning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learners assessed against this unit standard are competent in Communication at Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain notion of participatory governance at a local level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of public participation and different models of public participation in effective and accountable governance at local level is described and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for successful lasting participation models are identified and explained in the context of ward committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Causes of failure of institutional models are identified and discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preconditions of ward committee system are identified and applied in overall functioning of ward committee in order to achieve objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Display an understanding of the constitutional provisions relating to local government and public participation in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant chapters of the Constitution of South Africa are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The objectives of local government are understood and explained in relation to Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Public participation relevant to the objectives of local government is described and explained in relation to the Constitution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Display an understanding of the policy and legal framework that underpins local government in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The aims of the Batho Pele principles are understood and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The service delivery principles set out in the Batho Pele White Paper, 1997 are listed and described in the context of ward committee functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle provisions of the White Paper on Local Government, 1998 are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ward committee system is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Display an understanding of the policy and legislative framework guiding ward committee systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legislation includes, but is not limited to - Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act, 1998; Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998; Local Government; Municipal Systems Act, 2000; Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; Municipal Planning and Performance Management Regulations,2001; Local Government; Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003; The Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of Municipal Ward Committees 2005, Standard rules and regulations, Property Rates Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle provisions of the legislation relating to the establishment, powers and functioning of ward committees are identified, described and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principle provisions of the legislation are identified and explained in the context of municipal planning and performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle provisions relating to the financial management and standard rules and regulations of municipalities are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principle provisions relating to purpose, establishment and function of ward committees is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevance of the legislative framework for ward committees is understood and explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1996.
  • Key policy Documents relating to local government and ward committee functioning.
  • Local Government Legislation and Regulations.
  • The Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of Ward Committees, 2005. 

  • 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 to interpret the South African Constitution, legal system and legislative regulations impacting on the ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure effective compliance to the SA regulatory and legal framework in the Local Government Ward Committee context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that learner keeps abreast of any changes to the regulatory and legal framework that impacts on Ward Committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to evaluate how the relevant public sector policy and legal frameworks affect ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to source legislative, regulatory and legal information required to ensure compliance to local government ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring compliance to the legalities governing the local government ward committee functioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that legislative, regulatory and legal problem-solving contexts within the government do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by analysing all legalities pertaining to local government ward committee functioning. 

    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  57823   National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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