IIE Fundamentals of SA Legal System

  • Starts: TBC
  • Cost: R 5 300,00 *
  • * Prices may vary per campus. Flexible payment options available.
Register now

Introduction

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to an overview of the SA legal system, its historical origins and the implication of its historical antecedents for first identifying the legal  question and then locating the law – the sources of our law in other words. The module will also situate the SA law and legal system in the context of the new Constitutional dispensation. This higher certificate develops and provides students with a broad range of foundational legal skills including communication, various aspects of South African law and legal office management.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

For those with the skills, drive and initiative, the legal work environment is a place of great opportunity and reward. Students interested in commencing or furthering a career within the legal environment should attend.

 

Duration

Lectures are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 13 weeks.

 

Programmes Material

The SLP fee includes all programme material, which becomes the property of the student. This material constitutes a valuable source of ongoing reference.

 

Programme Evaluation

The completion of assignments, tests and examinations.

 

THE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (THE IIE) - ACCREDITED BY THE BRITISH ACCREDITATION COUNCIL

The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting Standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org

 

*Please note that content is subject to change

 

Course Information

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students should meet the following requirements:

  • Be proficient in English.
  • Should have three to four years work experience.
  • Must be able to prepare for lectures and engage in self-directed study outside the classroom and be prepared for dynamic discussion in the classroom.

 

Course Information

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Students to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the historical origins of the South African law.
  • Knowledge of the sources, including historical sources, of the SA common law (Roman-Dutch and Customary / Indigenous).
  • Understanding of the importance of the new SA constitution and the idea of human rights.
  • Insight into the issue of governing South Africa: The post-Apartheid legal order
  • Understanding of the structure and functioning of the SA courts.

 

Course Information

CERTIFICATION

Fundamentals of the South African Legal Systems is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Varsity College is an educational brand of The IIE.

Students enrolled for this SLP can apply, on successful completion, to be exempt based on recognition of prior learning from the equivalent module on The IIE Higher Certificate in Legal Studies programme. All SLPs available through Varsity College’s The Business School have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE full qualifications also available through Varsity College which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Before registration students must ensure that the programme selected best suits their individual learning and workplace objectives.

 

Course Information

Similar Programmes

The Business School

The Business School at Varsity College offers ambitious working adults the opportunity to build on their skills with convenient part-time study. You can choose from a variety of world class programmes, that won’t impact on your work hours.


Our aim is to provide a vibrant, fulfilling experience for students. And to ensure their return to a formal learning environment is as undaunting as possible. We offer a high standard of education, with high quality educators and hand-picked partners.

Mailing list

Sign up for our mailing list to receive
latest updates and offers.


Need more info? We'll contact you!