UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

COMMERCIAL AND CONTRACT LAW

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter

Duration

9 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

10–12 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

A fundamental understanding of the South African legal system, the Consumer Protection Act and general business contracts.

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The ability to read, interpret and draft contracts in order to advance in your career.

3

Powerful proof of your legal competencies through recognition from Africa’s number one University.1


1 QS Top University (2019)

MEET YOUR CONVENOR

Helena Stoop

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Helena obtained her LLB degree with distinction from the University of Pretoria in 2006, where after she obtained an LLM from the University of Stellenbosch in 2008. In 2009, she qualified as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. During her time in practice, she mostly engaged in litigation, including commercial litigation and medical negligence. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town, as well as an ad hoc lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. She has consulted with small to medium enterprises on aspects of good corporate governance and structure, and has also presented workshops on compliance management aimed at corporate managers in various industries.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1:
Introducing: Contract Law and the South African Legal System
Module 2:
Requirements for the Formation of a Valid Contract
Module 3:
Terms of a Contract and Contractual Obligations
Module 4:
The Consumer Protection Act
Module 5:
Contracts of Sale and Contracts of Lease
Module 6:
Contracts of Insurance and Agency Contracts
Module 7:
Contracting with Businesses
Module 8:
Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures
Module 9:
Basic Contract Drafting Skills

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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