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Short Courses at the Mandela Institute

The Mandela Institute offers continuing professional development in the form of stand-alone short courses. These courses are aimed at practitioners and law graduates who wish to gain new knowledge or update their skills, or to graduates who want to learn about various aspects of the law.



Applications for the 1st Semester 2021 Postgraduate Certificate Courses are now open. Registrations will close on 5 December 2020.

The following postgraduate certificate courses will be on offer in the 1st semester 2021: 

Semester Courses

Advanced Individual Labour Law

Climate Change and Energy Law

Company Law I

Cyber Law

Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation

International Law on Foreign Investments

International Trade Law I

Law and Sustainability I

Law of Banking and Financial Markets

Media Law

Pension Funds Law I

Registrations will close on 5 December 2020

Block Release Courses

Basic Administrative Law for Regulators

Collective Labour Law Practice and Jurisdiction

Competition Law

Foundations of Commercial Law Practice

Individual Labour Law Practice

Introduction to Law for Non-Lawyers

Labour Arbitration

Labour Dispute Resolution Practice

Mediation and Conciliation

Mining Tax Law

Research Methodology

Risk Compliance and Governance Law

Registrations will close on 5 December 2020

Note: Mandela Institute of the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, reserves the right to change timetables, course commencement dates, postpone or cancel a course initially advertised and offered, on the basis of insufficient demand or on any other reasonable ground. In such a case a full refund will be made.


Semester short courses