UNISA Short Course in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law



UNISA Short Course in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law

University of South Africa Short Course in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law



Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law (76228)

 

Purpose

This short learning programme aims to provide legal and accounting
practitioners, auditors, company secretaries, and others with an
advanced knowledge of the legal principles and applicable legislation in
specific areas of corporate law and securities law, with particular emphasis
on the Companies Act 2008 (an amended). The topics covered by this
course include fundamental transactions, affected transactions and offers
market abuse with the emphasis on insider trading, aspects of corporate
finance, including public offers, listing on the JSE Ltd, distributions and
BBBEE, business rescue proceedings and compromises under the
Companies Act 2008, corporate governance, with specific emphasis on
the codified duties and liabilities of company directors in the Companies
Act 2008, as well as the company secretary, other officers, auditors, and
the King Reports, and specific remedies available to shareholders and
others in terms of the Companies Act 2008.
 



Target group

Legal and accounting practitioners, auditors, and company secretaries
 

Admission requirements

B-Degree or an equivalent NQF qualification or substantial relevant practical experience in a legal or related environment
 



Duration

Six months
 

Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

31 January to 07 April, late registrations will be accepted until 30 April
 



Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning with printed media and attendance of a seminar
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Assignments and attendance of a seminar
Summative assessment:
Take-home examination
 

Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law (ACSL01N)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • A general introduction to the Companies Bill, 2008
  • Takeovers
  • Market abuse with the emphasis on insider trading
  • Share capital rules, including share buy-backs and dividends
  • Business rescue proceedings and compromises under the Companies Bill, 2008, with some comparisons to the current procedures of judicial management and section 311 compromises
  • Corporate governance, with specific emphasis on the codified duties and liabilities of company directors in the Companies Bill, 2008 as well as the company secretary, other officers, auditors, and the King Reports
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange listings
  • Black Economic Empowerment

 
 

Course leader

Prof A Loubser BA LLB LLM
Discipline expertise: Company Law, Business Rescue
Centre for Business Law
Office 6-093, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8431
Fax: 012 429 3343
E-mail: loubsa@unisa.ac.za
 

Programme administrator(s)


Ms P Mofokeng & Mr J Skhosana
Centre for Business Law
Office 6-157, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8774 / 4348
Email: cbuslaw@unisa.ac.za