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Law of Banking and Financial Markets

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Start Date
15 July 2024

Apply By
21 June 2024


Duration & Format
This is a semester-long course where participants attend evening lectures from 17:30 to 19:00 once a week during the period 15 July to 22 October 2024. Exams will take place on the 30 October 2024 to 26 November 2024.

The Law of Banking and Financial Markets postgraduate certificate course focuses on the regulatory framework of banking and financial markets as well as financing techniques.

Course Outcomes
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.

Course Content
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
  • Bonds
  • Money Laundering
  • Project Finance.

Target Audience
Banking and finance professionals, legal advisors, compliance officers, and individuals interested in the legal aspects of banking and financial markets.

Application Process
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.

Kindly note that all foreign qualifications must be submitted with a SAQA Evaluation Letter.

Additional Information
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 to complete the assessments as required in the course.

This postgraduate certificate course is accredited by the university in accordance with its statutory mandate.  It does not lead to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

Mahlatse Masemola Tel No: +27 11 717 8438; Email 
Ursula Dillner-Dangor Tel No: +27 11 717 8435; Email: