The course focuses on the regulatory framework of banking and financial markets as well as financing techniques.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
· Formulate substantial legal opinions/arguments on the topics discussed in seminars, and
· Apply the legal principles which emanate from these seminars to specific situations.
The course consists of the following modules:
· Overview of the Financial Markets Regulatory Framework
· Banks Act 94 of 1990
· Financial Advisory and Investment Services Act 37 of 2002
· Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001
· Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998
· Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002
· Legal Aspects of Derivatives
· Securitisation asset-backed, synthetic and whole business securitisations
· Money Laundering
· Project Finance.
This course is regarded as NQF Level 8 equivalent and may be credited, subject to university policies, towards the PG Dip in Law or LLM degrees.
A relevant Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Commerce in Law or Bachelor of Arts in Law or equivalent qualification is a prerequisite for admission to the postgraduate
certificate courses; OR
Applicants with any other undergraduate qualifications must complete the bridging course Introduction to Law for Non- Lawyers or equivalent courses first as well as
have relevant legal work experience in the specific legal field before they would be considered for other courses.
You will be required to submit a copy of your Bachelors Degree, academic record as well as a copy of your identity document or passport.
NB: ONLY applicants with an LLB qualification may apply for credit for MI short courses towards the Postgraduate Diploma or LLM degrees.
Kindly note that all foreign qualifications must be submitted with a SAQA Evaluation Letter.
One of the following certificates can be obtained:
• Certificate of Attendance: To obtain a certificate of attendance, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures.
• Certificate of Competence: To obtain a certificate of competence, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures and achieve a minimum pass mark of 50%.
NB: ONLY applicants with an LLB qualification may apply for credit for MI short courses towards the Postgraduate Diploma or LLM degrees. Accreditation of certificate
courses for credits towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM degree is subjective to approval by the Postgraduate Diploma and LLM Programme Director and upon admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM degree.
The certificate courses are stand-alone courses but if at the time of assessment the completion of the assessment for the certificate course conforms with the assessment requirements on a Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM level, application can be made for the certificate course to be accredited with credits once approval has been obtained to enter into the Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM degree.
You need to complete 2 certificate courses to apply for credits towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM degree and an average percentage of 65% need to be obtained for accreditation towards a Postgraduate Diploma and 70% for accreditation towards a Masters Degree. Application for credits towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Law or LLM degree must be made within three years of completing the certificate course. Kindly contact the School of Law Postgraduate Office for more details on the degrees and application.