SACOB Short Course on Business Law



The law affects all of us, and even our most basic day-to-day decisions have legal implications. A basic knowledge of the legalities that underlie the world of commerce is therefore paramount. The aim of this course is to make South African law understandable and to answer common questions about the law in layman’s terms.


This is a SACOB Short Learning Programme or Short Course. 

Entrance Requirements

This course is suited for anyone who is wanting to gain knowledge and understanding within the field of Business Law. There are no specific entrance requirements.


This short course runs over ten weeks

Starting Dates:

12 February 2018
12 March 2018
16 April 2018
14 May 2018
11 June 2018

16 July 2018
13 August 2018
10 September 2018
15 October 2018
12 November 2018


•  ‘The law’
•  The law of contract
•  Breach of contract
•  Remedies for breach of contract
•  Termination of contracts
•  The law of delict
•  Contract of sale
•  Credit agreements
•  Contract of lease
•  Contract of agency
•  Contract of partnership
•  Business entities
•  Contract of insurance
•  Contract of suretyship
•  Negotiable instruments
•  Contract of employment
•  Intellectual property and competition law
•  Environmental law
•  Revision questions


AssessmentsSelf-assessment quizzesTimed Quiz 1Written assignmentTimed Quiz 2
Weighting 0% 30% 40% 30%
Duration n/a 60 minutes n/a 60 minutes
Total marks n/a 20 questions
20 marks
60 marks 20 questions
20 marks


On successful completion of this short course you will receive a digital SACOB Certificate. A hard copy certificate is available on request, however, a courier fee of R150 is payable.


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