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FOR THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES: Where Private Law is included as a major in the BA (General) degree, three other modules from the School of Law must be included in the degree. SCL1501 (SCL1014), ILW1501 (ILW1036) and FLS1501 (FLS101V) are recommended.

Legal Transactions in International Law - LCP4802
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain a knowledge and understanding of the nature and meaning of the subject, its relationship with national law, international law, private international law, and the role of the individual; history and sources; international institutional framework for international trade, viz the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the General Agreement on Trade in Services, the International Monetary Fund Agreement, international competition principles and extra-territorial trade legislation; the role of pacta sunt servanda in its public and private law aspects especially as it appears from international arbitration; the state as participant in international trade including contracts with individuals and immunity; and the general principles of the Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
Patent and Copyright Law - LML4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The primary purpose of this module is to equip students with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and insight into patent and copyright law. Furthermore, the module ensures that the leadership base of innovative and knowledge-based economic and scholarly activity in patent and copyright law is broadened. Both the South African and the global community will be provided with lawyers who are empowered to accept their responsibility to use and develop the patent and copyright law systems towards the realization of a just society based on constitutional democracy within a world legal order. Students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired through this module when practicing as attorneys or advocates, legal advisors, patent examiners, magistrates, judges, mediators and arbitrators, etc.
Legal Aspects of HIV and AIDS: HIV and AIDS in the Workplace - PLH4804
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with comprehensive, systematic knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in the law as it relates to HIV/AIDS in relation to the workplace for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society.
Commercial Law IA - CLA1501
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The aim of this module is to provide students with a general understanding of the South African legal system and to equip them with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve basic problems relating to the general principles of the law of contract in South Africa.
Commercial Law IIA - CLA2601
Diploma,Higher Certificate,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module is aimed at students who are for the first time introduced to the different forms of South African enterprises, and will be useful to students who wish to acquire general background knowledge of the main characteristics and basic operations within partnership, companies, close corporations and business trusts within South Africa. It also introduces the regulatory framework around which these forms of enterprises are set. In addition, it exposes students to the case law and the practical application of the law within such enterprises.Students credited with this module will be able to advise others wishing to start their own business which form of enterprise would be most suitable for the specific business, indicating some of the pertinent advantages and disadvantages associated with such forms of enterprise. The module is also aimed at providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to analyze and solve well defined practical problems relating to the SA law
Occupational Health and Safety Law IIA - OHS2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable student to gain valuable skill and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. In particular the module is intended to equip student with the general principles of safety and health related issues at the workplace. The module will also equip students with the very basics in safety management. This will be achieved by introducing the students to the legislation regulating occupational health and safety in South Africa. The module focus on meeting the needs of students, which is to enhance their skill and knowledge in order to become aspirant managers, shop stewards, supervisors, inspectors, safety representatives/practitioners/managers, training officials and occupational hygienists. On the other hand, the module prepares both managers and safety practitioners for performing their roles and functions on a professional and legal basis.
Land and Housing - LAH3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on ADL2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse laws, policies and court cases relating to land and housing and to be able to utilise or resolve and apply their knowledge to resolve concrete and abstract problems.
International Transport Law - LCP4803
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain a knowledge and understanding of the nature, basic principles and practical application both nationally and internationally of the international principles governing transport by air and sea, through a study of: (a) General legal principles of international shipping history and sources; jurisdictional aspects; bills of lading; charter parties; collisions and accidents; salvage (b) General legal principles of aviation; History and sources; jurisdictional aspects; right of overflight and landing; inter-governmental civil aviation organisations; international carriage.
The Law of Competition and Trademarks - LML4802
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge of and insight into the law of competition and trademarks and basic research skills in the practice of law.
Legal Aspects of HIV and AIDS: the Impact of HIV and AIDS on Women and Children - PLH4805
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in the law as it relates to HIV/AIDS in relation to women and children, for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society.
Commercial Law IB - CLA1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve basic legal problems relating to specific contracts and other aspects of commercial law in South Africa.
Commercial Law IIB - CLA2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain basic knowledge of negotiable instruments and other methods of payment; administration of estates; law of trusts; law of insolvency.
Occupational Health and Safety Law IIB - OHS2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable student to gain valuable skill and knowledge of the general principles of labour laws applicable in South African workplace. In particular the module is intended to equip student with the general principles of both individual and collective labour law at the workplace. The module will also equip students with the very basics in labour law. This will be achieved by introducing the students to the Labour law fundamental principles and the legislation regulating contract of employment in South Africa. The module aims to equip student with the well rounded knowledge and skill of labour law blended with occupational health and safety for the advancement of their careers.
Law for Credit Managers IIIA - LFC3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and be able to apply the principles of the Companies Act of 2008; to gain knowledge and understanding of the nature and principles of close corporations and understanding of the basic principles of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005.
Advanced Indigenous Law - LCP4804
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with an advanced understanding and knowledge of the norms and principles of indigenous law. Additionally, this module seeks to expose students to a critical evaluation and theoretical analysis of concepts through an advanced study of cases, statutes and textbooks on the transformation of indigenous law under the Bill of Rights. Consequently, students who complete this module will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to theorize, analyze and critically evaluate legal material; and to formulate relevant legal arguments on the application of indigenous law and its normative values in a constitutional democracy. The module also gives insight to students, lecturers, legal practitioners, communities and judges on the harmonisation of the indigenous law as the warehouse of ubuntu, and the Western component of South African law by promoting the integration of the values of inclusiveness, group solidarity, compassion, respect, humanity and conformity with basic humanitarian norms to the South African legal system.
Tax Law - LML4804
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The primary purpose of the module is to develop and equip lawyers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills and applied competence to practice as attorneys, advocates, etc. They should be able to enter into the public sector as prosecutors, public defenders, directors of public prosecutions, legal advisors, tax consultants, legislators, to assume office as magistrates, judges, to enter related professions as legal advisors, mediators, arbitrators, law consultants, tax consultants etc. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to provide South Africa with significant numbers of law graduates to ensure that the leadership base of innovative and knowledge-based economic and scholarly activity is broadened. Students accredited with this module must be able to create a culture of African constitutionalism among leaners with the main purpose of the appreciation of equity, fairness, legality and neutrality.
Commercial Law IC - CLA1503
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The aim of this module is to provide students with a general understanding of the South African legal system and to equip them with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve well-defined problems relating to the general principles of the law of contract and to specific contracts and other aspects of commercial law in South Africa.
Law of Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial Procedure - CMP2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on CRW1501 or should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: Criminal procedure, as a division of adjective (or formal) law, requires an understanding of the rules and procedures prescribed to employ the common and statutory law principles of substantive law. In order to comply with the rule of law; procedural-law mechanisms are prescribed that allow criminal law principles to be applied. The purpose of this module is to instill the theoretical knowledge and context required relating to the pre-trial process in order for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies in order to analyse and solve challenges relating to the general and statutory principles of the law of pre-trial criminal procedure.
Occupational Health and Safety Law III - OHS301S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: OHS2602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, and applied competence in relevant labour and occupational health and safety law which affect workplace health and safety, including health and safety in mines. The students will acquire essential skills of security supervisors and security risk managers to promote effective occupational health and safety measures in the workplace.
Law for Credit Managers IIIB - LFC3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and be able to apply the principles of the law of insolvency and of the basic principles of the law of administration of Estates covering the Master, the Executor and Executor's duties.
Environmental Law - LCP4805
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The module is designed to cover the principles of environmental law and to equip students with skills, knowledge and attitudes to apply the law relating to the environment in practice and to solve problems relating to environmental law. The module is informed by transformative teaching and learning principles and incorporates various transformation values including equity, access, participation, social justice and responsibility based on a constitutional democracy, equipping students to accept their responsibility towards the realisation of a just society. The module is aimed at those employed in the public sector and in private practice (legal advisors, government officials and legal practitioners) who are involved with the conservation, protection and management of the environment.
Insurance Law - LML4805
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into insurance law. Students can identify and investigate the role of insurance in current South African law and everyday life; demonstrate a critical understanding of the history and theoretical framework of, and the most pressing prevalent issues regarding, insurance law; and apply the principles of insurance law in practical situations and solve multi-dimensional legal problems associated with insurance. Aspects of transformative constitutionalism and social justice and their influence on the development of insurance law are addressed. The module is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career as legal practitioners, advisors and consultants with specialisation in insurance law. It will enable graduates to enter other professions and occupations in leadership positions and equip them to accept responsibility in a society based on constitutional democracy.
Communication Law - CML1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Communication law is a branch of the law that focuses on regulating the transfer of information through the computer, internet, cable, satellite, telephone, and wireless communication. Communication law covers several areas, like the law and journalism, market regulation, content regulation, market access, and consumer protection. High priority issues include the media and democracy, censorship, copyright, defamation, invasion of privacy, new media technology and the regulation of the media. The purpose of this module is to consequently equip students with knowledge of and insight into communication law.
General Principles of Criminal Law - CRW2601
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge, skills and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate current general principles of criminal law. A further aim is that the student will be able to formulate legal arguments and apply knowledge to solve practical problems relating to general principles of criminal law. This module seeks to provide the South African and the global community with empowered lawyers who accept their responsibility towards the realization of an inclusive and just society based on a constitutional democracy within a world legal order by infusing curriculum transformation and transformative principles of constitutionalism.
Paralegal Advice Centre - PAC2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The module will be useful to students with an interest in establishing and running a Paralegal Advice Centres. The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding and knowledge of a Paralegal Advice Centre and equip them with applied knowledge, skills and competence on how to establish a Paralegal Advice Centre, prepare its constitution; register it as a Non Profit Organisation and prepare its budgets. Students credited with this module will be able to establish, register and run Paralegal Advice Centres in their communities.
Local Government Law - LGL3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501, ILW1501 and ADL2601
Purpose: The focus of this module is to equip students with in-depth legal, theoretical and practical knowledge of the current structure, management, administration and functions of municipalities. In addition, students will be qualified to critically analyse and evaluate the legality of fact-based scenarios that concern everyday workings of our local government system. The students will have the expertise and skills to apply their knowledge of local government law to the operation of a given municipality and assess whether the municipality as legal entity is functioning in line with the Constitution and the statutes that aim to give effect to the Constitution. Individuals who complete this module will be able to operate effectively within the working environment of paralegals. The module is also suitable for those individuals who are working in the public sectors, private sectors, community based advice offices and private practices.
Advanced Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights - LCP4806
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain advanced insight into selected aspects of institutional constitutional law; fundamental rights; and constitutional interpretation.
Company Law - LML4806
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of Entrepreneurial Law (MRL2601)before registering for this module.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into company law and basic research skills in the practice of law and to integrate transformative constitutionalism and Africanisation into the module in respect of the law governing companies. A person credited with this module will be able to identify, analyse and solve practical legal problems in a given context by using their acquired knowledge and skills in a critical and creative manner.
Citizenship, Public Participation and Democracy - CPD1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand and identify the concepts theories and processes regarding citizenship, democracy and public participation, and also to evaluate what their roles are in society. This module will equip students with competencies to analyze and evaluate situations or scenarios pertaining to citizenship and democracy in South Africa, analyze clients' needs and provide solutions to specific problems. Students who complete this module will be able to operate effectively within the working environment of Paralegals. This module can also be appropriate for those students who are working or intending to work in the public sector; community based advice offices and private practice. Thus, students who have passed this module will be able to advise, counsel and represents clients in law pertaining to citizens and non-citizens.
Criminal Law: Specific Crimes - CRW2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501 and follow on CRW2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to selected topics of criminal law and specific offences. This module seeks to provide the South African and the global community with empowered lawyers who accept their responsibility towards the realization of an inclusive and just society based on a constitutional democracy within a world legal order by infusing curriculum transformation and transformative principles of constitutionalism.
Family Law - PVL2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) relating to family law in order to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that simulate real-life situations. The module incorporates pluralism of family laws and aspects of Africanisation and indigenisation of family law. The module also incorporates principles relating to transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness, and humanisation in the context of family law.
Insolvency Law - MRL3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain introductory knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in the law relating to insolvency and selected aspects of winding-up and business rescue, for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society. Additionally the module teaches insolvency law that is aligned with South African transformative Constitutionalism principles, Africanisation and Ubuntu. These achieving students can also apply the relevant law on behalf of their clients (whether the latter are debtors or creditors) or as state officials playing an important role in the process of insolvency, winding-up and business rescue. Students accredited with e module can practice as attorneys, advocates and legal practitioners generally and enter into all spheres of legal practice and professions.
International Human Rights Law - LCP4807
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: In line with the primary purpose of the qualification, the primary purpose of this module is to produce lawyers and legal researchers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills and applied competence on the promotion and protection of human rights, at the international, regional and national level. Furthermore, the module equips students with extensive knowledge of international human rights law and its application in international and municipal law. It also provides an advanced conceptual understanding of the international law on the promotion and protection of human rights. It will also equip students with the skills to apply the appropriate methods, skills and research to apply the principles regarding selected advanced aspects of international human rights in a variety of contexts. The curriculum places equal emphasis on the substance of human rights law, its implementation and research. Completing students will also be able to undertake research in order to produce critical legal arguments from the relevant readings; and with guided support, take responsibility for the legal opinions that they advance.
Banking Law and Usage - LML4807
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into selected aspects of banking law and also provide basic research skills related hereto in the practice of law with specific regard to the concept of transformative constitutionalism. Students who complete this module will be able to illustrate the importance of banking law within both a legal and social context. This module will be suited for students intending to pursue a career as attorneys, advocates or legal practitioners, in the private-and public sector, where knowledge of banking law will be required.
Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law - CRW1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: The module will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to analyse and critically evaluate practical problems and case studies with the focus on the current general principles of South African criminal law whilst considering the relevant aspects of Africa Customary Law.
Selected Topics of Criminal Law - CRW2603
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken after completing CRW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the principles relating to participation in crime. This module will also be useful to students to identify incomplete crimes such as attempt, conspiracy, incitement and furthermore, to recognise the elements of selected offences. Further, students must be able to apply the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in the various specialised fields. Qualifying students will be able to identify anticipatory as well as completed crimes and the various bases of liability for collective participation in criminal conduct.
Law of Succession - PVL2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501 but for 98680-LLB students, it is strongly recommended that PVL1501 should also be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501 before attempting PVL2602.
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) relating to law of succession in order to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems.
Labour Law - MRL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge, skills and competencies to analyse and solve legal problems relating to labour law in general. The module provides an understanding of South African Labour Law principles relating to the contract of employment, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Employment Equity Act, unfair labour practices, the law of dismissal, collective labour law and industrial action. Aspects of transformative constitutionalism are also addressed. The module is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in law and other professions such as legal practitioners, para-legals, arbitrators, mediators, consultants, legal advisors, trade unionists and academics. Students accredited with this module will be able to contribute towards the broader leadership base of innovative and knowledge-based economic and scholarly activity which is responsive to the needs of a just society based on constitutional democracy.
World Trade Law - LCP4808
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain a knowledge and understanding of the nature and basic principles of the GATT and GATS; its relationship with national law; and its practical application within both the international and the South African contexts, through a study of the history and philosophy of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); the substantive provisions of the GATT; the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the resolution of disputes in terms of the agreement on the WTO; the effect of the provisions of the GATT on the rights of the individual; the provisions of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS); and specific obligations of the most prominent states in terms of the GATS.
South African Law of International Trade - LML4808
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge of and insight into the South African law of international trade and basic research skills in the practice of law.
The Origins of South African Law - FLS1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with an overview of the origins of the South African legal system, focussing on the African, Western/European and the human-rights traditions, in order to solve well-defined problems relating to the origins of South African law.
Constitutional Law - CSL2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge, develop skills and competencies in order that they can analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) pertaining to the institutional framework within which state power is exercised). The module imparts detailed knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the transformative nature of the Constitution through critical engagement with Constitutional Court jurisprudence. Social justice is an inherent component of the module due to the reference to freedom, equality and dignity that are the foundational values upon which the Constitution (and society) is premised. The paradigm within which the module is taught inculcates student awareness of constitutional imperatives and develops students' ability to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems (reflecting real-life scenarios) that may arise in a Constitutional state and the structures created by the Constitution. Students accredited with this module can formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems (reflecting real-life scenarios) that may arise in a Constitutional state and the structures created by the Constitution.
Introduction to Law for Social Work IIA - SCW2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module is directed at students studying for a social work degree. This module is intended to highlight how the South African legal system operates and its relevance to social workers. This module equips students to understand and apply the selected branches of law such as civil and criminal law, child justice, sentencing and correctional services as they apply to social work. On completion of this module the social work student will have an understanding and ability to solve clients’ problems using correct procedures and applying appropriate legal rules and concepts.
Principles of International Law - PRI3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge and insight into the principles of international law and its application in international relations on diplomacy.
Education Law - LCP4809
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded, systematic knowledge base, when analysing and evaluating legislation, case law, policy and practical situation pertaining to education law in South Africa. The content of the module conscientizes students on the challenges facing the state with regards to the provision of basic education and social injustice that sometimes pervaded education in South Africa. Students are required to critically examine the role of race, religion, language choice of instruction, access to and the provision of quality education, or any other disadvantages that affects the right of learners to basic education. The module thus requires students continually think of new and innovative ways to remedy social injustice thus empowering them to become lawyers who accept their responsibility towards the realization of a just society based on constitutional democracy with in the world legal order. Students accredited with this module can enter legal practice or related fields and implement the principles of education law.
Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce - LML4810
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: It is recommended that students should have completed ILW1501 and PVL3702 before registering for this module. It is further recommended that students should register for MRL4801 together with this module.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of and insight into the legal aspects of electronic commerce. This will be done through practical online experiences to master both the research and the digital aspects of legal research in the practice of commercial law in electronic environments. This module is aligning with curriculum transformation principles by infusing legal instruments from the African region. In order to expose students to the changing landscape of e-commerce, instruments from that region are prescribed including that of the: African Union (AU); and its RECs namely: SADC and COMESA. These instruments are part of Africa's project to harmonize its ICT and Cyber laws. Upon completion, students will not only be able to conduct e-commerce transactions, they will also be in a position to provide legal advice to the public, companies, and government departments on issues pertaining to e-commerce.
Foundations of South African Law - FLS1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: To provide students with an overview of the Roman foundations of the law of property, obligations and delict, with reference to the interaction of the various legal traditions studied in FLS1501 (The Origins of South African Law) and comparable institutions in modern South African law, in order to solve well-defined problems relating to law of property and obligations.
Forms of Business Enterprise - FBE2604
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: This module introduces students to the different forms of South African enterprises for the first time. The principal aim of this module is to convey a basic understanding of South African Entrepreneurial Law. The module imparts general background knowledge of the main characteristics and basic operations within partnership, companies, close corporations, business trusts and co-operatives within South Africa. Furthermore, it introduces the regulatory framework around which these forms of enterprises are set. This module will be useful to students who will be employed as paralegals at community based organisations to give legal advice on an informal basis or to assist attorneys with legal work. Students credited with this module should be able to advise others wishing to start their own business which form of enterprise would best suit the needs of the specific business, indicating some of the pertinent advantages and disadvantages associated with such forms of enterprise.
Introduction to Law for Social Work IIB - SCW2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module is aimed at students studying towards a social work degree.The purpose of this module is to expose social work students to laws that govern rights and obligations in the following areas of law: law of persons; law of marriage and civil unions; and child law. In this module students will be given guidance on how to apply the selected areas of law in their field of work. Students who successfully complete this module will have a clear understanding of the laws that apply in areas stated above and their relevance in the field of social work. In addition, upon completion of this module social work students will have the ability to skilfully interact with stakeholders within the legal field, e.g. family advocates; give advice to clients, for example on matters relating to children in need of care and protection; and compile reports as required by the law e.g. social worker's report to the children's court.
Law of Property - PVL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the general principles of the law of property, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law. The module incorporates principles relating to transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness and humanisation within the context of the law of property.
Forensic Medicine - LCR4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans,English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To equip students with a sound knowledge of and insight into the most important aspects of forensic medicine.
Law of Sale and Lease - LPL4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans,English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, insight and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the law of sale and lease, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law. This module contains aspects of transformative Constitutionalism as expressed in certain legislation, such as the Consumer Protection Act 68 0f 2008, National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999.
Introduction to Law - ILW1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain basic knowledge, insight and skills for the analysis and solution of elementary problems relating to some of the underlying principles of South African law in general and to provide students with a basic knowledge of the nature, role and implications of transformative constitutionalism within South African law. Students accredited with this module can distinguish basic legal concepts and correctly identify and apply suitable legal rules and principles to basic legal problems.
Fundamental Rights - FUR2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans,English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501 or should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501 and follow on CSL2601
Purpose: Fundamental Rights is one of the most important legal subjects which address the issue of fundamental rights and their constitutional protection. The purpose of this module is for students to gain sufficient knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate fundamental rights and to apply their knowledge to practical problems. The module imparts detailed knowledge, understanding of transformative nature of the Constitution through the manner in which the courts enforce the founding values of human dignity, equality and freedom when interpreting the Bill of Rights. The module, therefore, empowers the students to comprehend the Bill of rights litigation and to have a thorough understanding of some of the selected rights.
Social Security Law - SSL2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is that students gain a solid knowledge base and applied competence in relevant social security legislation to acquire essential skills to promote intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contribution to society.
Law of Contract - PVL3702
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans,English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501 & PVL1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is students to gain knowledge, insight and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the general principles of the law of contract and selected aspects of the law of obligations, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law. The module also incorporates principles or aspects relating to transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness, and humanisation in the context of contract law.
Medical Law - LCR4802
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into the law pertaining to the medical and health-care professions (including hospital practice) and basic research skills in the practice of law. Another purpose of the module is to provide the South African and the global community with medical lawyers who are aware of the challenges of providing quality healthcare in an equitable way and who are equipped to accept their responsibility towards the realization of a just and inclusive society based on constitutional democracy within a world legal order.
Law of Damages - LPL4802
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Students should complete PVL3702 and PVL3703 before they can register for this module.
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge of, and insight into the law of damages from the actualization of loss to the award of damages. A secondary purpose is to equip students with basic research skills in the practice of law.
Occupational Health and Safety Law I - OHS101S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain introductory knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in occupational health and safety law and selected aspects of legislation relating to occupational health and safety, compensation for occupational injuries and diseases, health and safety on the mines, and unemployment insurance.
African Customary Law - IND2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: This module seeks to expose students to constitutionally transformative principles of customary law. More specifically, the module aims to equip students with valuable knowledge and skills as well as competencies to enable them to analyze legal material directly pertaining to customary law (in particular the law regulating family relationships, and the institutional framework within which traditional leadership exercise its power), and to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise when applying the law to those affected by it. In teaching this module, the transformative Constitutional values are infused in interpreting and fostering reform of some customary law principles not aligned with such values to reflect the living realities of the people affected by this law. Whilst the module seeks to incorporate ideas and values of the people affected by customary law, it will foster the values of humanness and graduateness on the student's attitudes in the application of this law.
Civil Procedure: Court Proceedings - CIP3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the general principles of the law of civil procedure, with specific reference to the procedure in all High Courts and the magistrates? courts, including the procedure relating to appeal, review and variation of judgments.
Law of Delict - PVL3703
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the general principles of the law of delict and specific forms of delict, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law. This module seeks to incorporate aspects of Constitutional transformation and Ubuntu. It also encourages and promotes engagement with critical core delictual principles from a constitutional perspective.
Media Law - LCR4803
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to freedom of speech as the cornerstone of media law as well as to other constitutional values, common-law and statutory principles which impact on the press, broadcasting, and telecommunications and other forms of media.
Conveyancing - LPL4804
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To equip students with professional competence and research skills in conveyancing law relating to the drafting, evaluation and registration of conventional deeds required for the lawful creation and transfer of ownership and other real rights in South Africa.
Introduction to Paralegal Studies - PAR1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: This module will be useful to students with an interest in law but who do not want to become either attorneys or advocates in private practice. The legal knowledge can be used to uplift communities or assist ordinary citizens with basic legal advice on an informal basis. A person credited with this module will be able to: Define and differentiate a paralegal from other legal professionals and their role in the legal sphere; explain the role of paralegals in terms of the Constitution and within different institutions and their training in the legal sphere; apply the practical skills a paralegal must have in given case scenarios.
Interpretation of Statutes - IOS2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501 & follow on CSL2601.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain sufficient knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinions) which relates to the interpretation of legislation and the Constitution; to formulate legal arguments; and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise where legislation has to be interpreted and applied. In line with the purpose statement for the LLB degree, this module places a strong emphasis on the interpretation of statutes in line with the values of Constitution, and also contains a section on Ubuntu. Students accredited with this module will be able to use principles of interpretation in formulating legal arguments.
Law of Criminal Procedure: Trial and Post-Trial - CMP3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501; CRW2601; CRW2602 & CMP2601 OR Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: Criminal procedure, as a division of adjective (or formal) law, requires an understanding of the rules and procedures prescribed to employ the common and statutory law principles of substantive law. In order to comply with the rule of law; procedural-law mechanisms are prescribed that allow criminal law principles to be applied. The purpose of this module is to instill the theoretical knowledge and context required relating to the trial and post-trial process in order for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve challenges relating to the general and statutory principles of the law of criminal procedure as it relates to the trial and post-trial phase of criminal process.
Enrichment Liability and Estoppel - PVL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501; PVL 1501; PVL3702 & PVL3703
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into the law of unjustified enrichment and estoppel to enable them to solve problems relating to unjustified enrichment and estoppel within the broader context of the law of obligations, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law.
Selected Private and Criminal Law Principles of the Internet - LCR4805
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a sound knowledge of and insight into Internet law with specific reference to certain private and criminal law aspects of Internet law and basic research skills in the practice of law. Another purpose of this module is to provide the South African and the global community with lawyers empowered to deal with the challenges of Internet law in an equitable way and who are equipped to accept their responsibility towards the realization of a just and inclusive society based on constitutional democracy within a world legal order.
Notarial Practice - LPL4805
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to, and basic research skills in, selected aspects of notarial practice in South Africa.
Law of Persons - PVL1501
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501.
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to analyse and solve well-defined problems relating to the law of persons (including the beginning and end of legal personality and factors that affect a person’s status) in South Africa. The module incorporates aspects of transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness and humanisation within the context of the law of persons.
Legal Aspects of Environmental Management - LEG2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Land use and environmental management; sources: Constitution: cooperative government; participation; accountability, Bill of Rights; just administrative action; right for information; locus standi, legislation: list relevant legislation and indicate environmental-management context, policies; Principles of environmental management and development in the following legislation: National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, Development Facilitation Act 67 of 1995, local government legislation; Practices of environmental management in legislation: IEM Integrated Environmental Management), EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessments); the enforcement of environmental rules and regulations
Consumer Law - COL3704
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain well-rounded and systematic knowledge, skills and applied competence in principles relating to consumer credit law, consumer protection, insurance and debt collection. In addition, the module will also discuss the legal principles relating to friendly societies and buying clubs/stokvels. This module will be useful to persons who are currently (or who wish to be) employed either as paralegals at community based organisations or who are employed to assist attorneys with legal work.
Applied Law for Forensic Auditors - ALF4861
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: It is recommended that the student should have a sound understanding of labour law or should have completed the LLW2601 and LLW2602 modules.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and insight to understand and apply the legal principles relating to those issues that a forensic auditor is most likely to encounter in the scope of his or her work. More specifically, upon successful completion of this module, the student would be able to classify criminal conduct warranting forensic auditing. He or she should also be able to conduct investigations within the confines of the law and ensure that the evidence that is procured will be admissible in subsequent court or other judicial proceedings.
Legal Philosophy - LJU4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken as a final year subject together with LJU4802
Purpose: This module aims to provide a thorough grounding in and a broad perspective on theories and applications in legal philosophy. The focus is on knowledge of philosophy, but it is based on broader goals of transformative constitutionalism, graduateness and Africanisation. The module is compulsory for the LLB degree, but is also suitable for those who wish to acquire advanced knowledge of philosophy in the field of law. It is primarily intended for students who intend to pursue a career in the legal field in South Africa. The module will also teach critical thinking skills in the context of different knowledge forms and epistemologies. Students accredited with this module can demonstrate knowledge of philosophy and apply to real-life scenarios relevant to the legal field.
Law of Negotiable Instruments, Intellectual Property and Competition - MRL4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: This module is for students to gain knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in the law relating to negotiable instruments, methods of payment, intellectual property and competition for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society. The law of negotiable instruments seeks to introduce the students to the fundamental principles relating to this area of the law and to develop their understanding of other instruments of payment. Students will also be exposed to a number of different methods of payment which are currently used in the commercial world. These include the legal principles applicable to credit cards, travellers' cheques, debit and stop orders, letters of credit, and electronic fund transfers. The section on intellectual property introduces the students to the legal principles for the law of copyright and trademarks. Lastly, students will be exposed to rules governing private competition law.
Skills Course for Law Students - SCL1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The main purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concept of law, the function of law and importance of skills. An overriding aspect with regard to the objective and approach of the module is to help students to develop important skills that we believe are crucial when they interact with the law from student point of view. We are mindful of the fact that this will also help them fit in easily in the world of practice, especially as candidate legal practitioners or simply a new entrant to the profession. The module is motivated by the realisation that the main purpose for studying law is not merely to absorb information, and know the rules and procedures involved. Students accredited with this module students should be able to apply law in a practical situation when required.
Individual Labour Law - LLW2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: Introduction to individual labour law; the contract of employment, including minimum standards legislation; background to the law of unfair dismissal; the meaning of "employee"; the meaning of "dismissal"; automatically unfair dismissals; other unfair dismissals, dismissal for misconduct, dismissal for incapacity, dismissal for operational requirements; residual unfair labour practices (other than dismissal); discrimination in the workplace (including employment equity legislation); resolution of disputes and remedies; the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997.
Education Law - EDL3703
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501, ILW1501 & ADL2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded and systematic theoretical knowledge base, skills, and competencies and the ability to conduct research, when analyzing and evaluating situations pertaining to education law in South Africa. This module will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to operate effectively within the working environment of paralegals. This module can also be appropriate for principals and educators or those who are working or intending to work in the education sector. Thus, students who have passed this module will be able to advise, counsel and represents clients in law pertaining to education law.
Applied Labour Law - APL4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: It is recommended that the student should have a sound understanding of labour law or should have completed the LLW2601 and LLW2602 modules.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain comprehensive knowledge, applied competence and the ability to solve complex problems in individual and collective labour law for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society.
Professional Ethics - LJU4802
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain professional theoretical and applied competence for ethical decision-making in all matters relating to the practice of law. To this end the module will focus on a variety of real-life studies to help students develop an ethically-responsible decision-making process. The work in this module is based on the practice of law, current research and case law. Ideally, students who take this module should be those who are in their fourth-year level of their LLB degree. Students accredited with this module will be able to apply ethical principles to professional practice in law and related fields.
Legal Aspects of HIV and AIDS: HIV and AIDS in the Healthcare Context - PLH4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with comprehensive, systematic knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in the law as it relates to HIV and AIDS in the health care context for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society.
Research Literacy for Law - SCL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research in the various fields of law.
Collective Labour Law - LLW2602
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a solid knowledge base, skills and competencies relating to collective labour law. The module will convey a sound understanding of collective labour law in South Africa by imparting general knowledge of legal principles relating to collective labour law. Students credited with this module should have a solid knowledge base of collective labour law principles and be able to solve well-defined but unfamiliar collective labour law legal problems.
Evidence: Admissibility of Evidence - EVI3701
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501or should be taken after completing CRW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base and competencies to analyse and solve unfamiliar concrete and abstract problems relating to the general concepts and sources of the law of evidence and the admissibility of evidence.
Applied Labour Law for Forensic Auditors - APL4802
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with insight into the disciplinary process, which is governed by a myriad of legal requirements, practices and procedures. This module also provides students with the knowledge, skills and values to understand the process of the protection of whistle-blowers and intercepting and monitoring of communications.
Comparative Law - LJU4803
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: To gain advanced knowledge, insight and skills for the analysis and solution of problems relating to comparative law.
Legal Aspects of HIV and AIDS: Medical Law - PLH4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with comprehensive, systematic knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in the law as it relates to HIV and AIDS in the Medical Law context for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society.
Administrative Law - ADL2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501,CSL2601 and IOS2601 or should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: The module will equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (in light of the right to just administrative action and the broader mandate of transformative constitutionalism) to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that arise due to requirements for just administrative action. The module is based on the practice of law, current research, legislation and case law with the emphasis on the transformation imperative embedded in the Constitution. Student accredited with this module will be able to apply the principles of administrative law to solve disputes.
Legal Aspects of Small Businesses - LSB2605
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a sound knowledge, skills and applied competence in principles relating to legal aspects of running a small business but who do not want to study law for the purposes of becoming legal practitioners such as attorneys and advocates. In addition, the module will also cover the legal principles relating to employment relationship, matters relating to income tax and types of businesses that need to be licenced in order to operate. This module will be useful to persons who are currently (or who wish to be) employed either as paralegals at community based organisations or who are employed to assist attorneys with legal work.
Evidence: the Presentation and Assessment of Evidence - EVI3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base and competencies to nalyse and solve unfamiliar concrete and abstract problems relating to the presentation and assessment of evidence, in a given context in the practice of the law.
Llb Research Methodology - HMLLB80
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should follow on all compulsory law modules in the LLB
Purpose: The purpose of the module is for students to gain knowledge and skills in research methodology typically used in the various fields of law in order to compile a research paper.
Private International Law - LJU4804
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: The module enables students to gain advanced knowledge, insight and skills for the analysis and solution of problems relating to South African private international law and selected aspects of international trade law. The content is based on the practice of law, current research and case law. This module would be useful to all legal practitioners faced with cases involving a foreign element. Students credited with this module are able to: demonstrate an advanced knowledge of private international law and related aspects of international trade law and its role in legal disputes; analyse theoretical and practical aspects underlying private international law and selected aspects of international trade law; do research and produce critical legal arguments, and with guided support, take responsibility for the legal opinions that they advance; apply theory to practice in the context of private international law and international trade law in their day-to-day environment; solve complex legal problems relating to private international law and selected aspects of international trade law.
Legal Aspects of HIV and AIDS: the Rights and Duties of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS - PLH4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge, specific skills, and applied competence in the law as it relates to HIV and AIDS and the rights and duties of persons living with HIV/AIDS, for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity, and valuable contributions to society.
Business Practice and Workplace Ethics - BWE1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who will be employed as paralegals at community based organisations to give legal advice on an informal basis or law firms to assist attorneys with legal work. A student credited with this module will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal profession and distinguish the role of paralegals from other legal professionals; Analyse the structure of a law firm and the role of a paralegal within the law firm; Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and critique the role of legal ethics and the relevance of ethical behaviour in a legal context.
General Principles of Civil Procedure - CIP2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: This module is intended for students who are involved in preparing, analysing and solving problems relating to the law of civil procedure. The rationale is to equip students with the ability to use this knowledge well to solve multi-dimensional problems in practical situations. The purpose of this module is to enable students to gain a solid knowledge base, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the law of civil procedure, with specific reference to the general principles of the law of civil procedure, including reference to alternative models for resolving civil disputes, jurisdiction in the superior courts and the lower courts (district magistrates’ courts, regional magistrates’ courts and small claims courts).
Entrepreneurial Law - MRL2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide a well?rounded, broad understanding of the law relating to various business enterprises as well as the constitutional principles and policy considerations (including African values and globalisation) impacting on or reflected in such law. It equips students with the knowledge base, theory and methodology to deal with practical problems that may present themselves, conduct research and to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in an academic context. It emphasises general principles, theory and procedural knowledge in order to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge, theory, principles and skills that they will require in their future academic, professional or career contexts. Students accredited with this module as part of their law degree can practice as attorneys, advocates, magistrates, judges, legal advisors, corporate secretaries, corporate directors, corporate governance analysts, law consultants etc.
HIV/AIDS and the Law - HIL3705
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: This module is aimed at providing students with advanced knowledge of how the law relates to people living with HIV/AIDS in various spheres such as the workplace and communities. The module will be useful to educate people on how the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996 and other laws protect those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. A student who has successfully completed this module should have the ability to solve complex legal problems related to HIV/AIDS using the skills acquired from this module. They should be in a position to share information and advice people about the relevant applicable legal principles and policies relating to HIV/AIDS in the context of the Constitution and other applicable laws.
International Law - LCP4801
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to analyse and solve problems relating to international law. Upon completing this module, students should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the history and theoretical framework of international law, the most pressing and prevalent issues regarding the general principles of international law, including the place and role of international law within the South African legal system, as provided for in the Constitution, 1996. They will also be able to use appropriate methods, skills, and research to apply the principles relating to international law in a variety of contexts, which are typical of the demands set for students at the fourth year level of the LLB degree. The module will further enable them to do research in order to produce critical legal arguments, and with guided support, take responsibility for the legal opinions that they advance.