UNISA Short Course in Pension Funds Law



UNISA Short Course in Pension Funds Law

University of South Africa Short Course in Pension Funds Law



Short Course in Pension Funds Law (72729)

 

Purpose

This short learning programme aims to provide an advanced knowledge of the legal principles relating to pension funds, and to update participants on the development in South African pension fund law development. It is directed at legal advisers, trade union officials, governments officials, trustees, and legal practitioners specializing in this field.
 



Target group

Legal advisers, trade union officials, government officials and legal practitioners specialising in pension funds
 

Admission requirements

B-Degree or substantial relevant practical experience in a legal or related environment (such as practitioners specialising in pension funds law)
 



Duration

Six months
 

Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

January to April
Registration closes on 07 April late registrations will be accepted until 30 April
 

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning
 



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
 

Pension Funds Law (CPFL01J)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Incorporation and registration of pension funds
  • Administration (organs and officials; powers of boards; amalgamations and transfers; investment of funds)
  • The registrar of pension funds
  • Benefits
  • Surplus apportionments
  • Compliance
  • The Pension Funds Adjudicator
  • Voluntary dissolution
  • Pension fund trustees

 
 

Course leader

Prof M Sigwadi BProc (Venda) LLB LLM (UP) LLM (Harvard)
Discipline expertise: Corporate Law, Pension Funds Law
Centre for Business Law
Office 6-96, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8427
Fax: 012 429 3343
E-mail: sigwam@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