Compliance Management online short course

Course starts: 21 November 2016
Registrations close: 15 November 2016
Course fees: R16,900

Why this course?

The ever-increasing volumes of regulatory legislation make compliance one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Organisations across almost all sectors need to comply with applicable legislation to ensure their dealings take place on the right side of the law. As a result, compliance professionals who can minimise business risk by cutting out the costs of non-compliance are in high demand.

Course overview

This 9-week online short course will empower you with comprehensive conceptual knowledge and the practical skills needed to understand the processes, practicalities, and methodologies involved in South Africa’s principles of compliance and corporate governance.

You’ll gain the ability to articulate legal principles of corporate governance that apply in South Africa, and understand the importance of the compliance function within organisational frameworks.

Importantly, you’ll also learn to illustrate how the risk of material compliance failure could be minimised through adherence to the compliance framework, and you’ll earn an industry-recognised certificate from the University of Cape Town as proof of your capabilities.

Is this course for you?

If you’re currently working in the banking or financial sector and you’re looking to develop your career, or if you’re working within a law firm that’s looking to rework their internal structure in order to offer regulatory and compliance services, you could benefit from what this course has to offer.

If you’re looking for a gateway into the practice and profession of Compliance, having a certificate from UCT leads to accreditation with the Compliance Institute of Southern Africa.*

*Once accredited with the Institute, you can work in various fields, sectors, and organisations including, but not limited to: parastatals; municipalities; governmental departments; financial consulting; investment consulting; and agriculture.



What you will learn

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1: Principles of corporate governance (1.5 weeks)
  • Module 2: The South African regulatory framework (1.5 weeks)
  • Module 3: Enterprise-wide risk management (1 week)
  • Module 4: The compliance framework (1 week)
  • Module 5: Compliance risk management (1 week)
  • Contact Session: Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Friday 27 January 2017
  • Final Assignment due: 06 February 2017

Your success team

James leach


Lecturer, Commercial Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

After graduating from the University of Cape Town with a LLB in 2012 and a Master of Laws in Commercial Law (LLM) with distinction in 2013, and successfully pursuing a second LLM in Shipping Law in 2014, James Leach became a lecturer in the Faculty of Law's Commercial Law Department. He is the primary developer and course convenor of a new Postgraduate Diploma in Regulatory Compliance Management, and his research interests lie in theories of corporate legal regulation, corporate governance and financial aspects of corporate financing structures. 

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