Commercial and Contract Law online short course

Course starts: 6 February 2017
Registrations close: 31 January 2017
Course fees: R14,900
Course starts: 3 April 2017
Course fees: R14,900

Why this course?

Understanding commercial and contract law is not only prevalent within the field of legal studies, but in all areas of business. The knowledge gained on this course is therefore transferable across a wide range of sectors and professions. You’ll learn how to read, interpret and draft contracts, as well as recognise and address problematic areas in contracts and how to resolve them. This will make you an invaluable  asset to your business.

Course overview

This 9-week online short course is designed to give you an understanding of South African commercial law, with a focus on contract and company law. Guided by an expert, you’ll leave the course with the ability to read, interpret and draft contracts; have a sound understanding of how companies are formed and governed; be aware of the various nuances around contracting with different types of companies; and resolve contractual disputes. When you register and pay for this course, you’ll gain full access to South Africa’s premier ebook on commercial law for non-law students: Juta’s General Principles of Commercial Law 8th Ed.

Is this course for you?

This commercial and contract law course is for you if you want to improve your ability to read and interpret contracts in a personal and professional capacity.It’s highly beneficial if you’re responsible for drafting contracts in your current role and you want to ensure your knowledge is formalised and up-to-date. You’ll also benefit from a better understanding of the Consumer Protection Act, as well as general business contracts. Finally, if you’re in a leadership or management position, and you want to be kept in the loop and knowledgeable when it comes to contractual decisions, this course is definitely for you.

What you will learn

  • 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

Your success team

Getsmarter melanie louw


Commercial Law Attorney

Melanie’s extensive list of qualifications include a BA, an LLB, a Masters in Law (LLM), a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law, a Masters Degree in Tax Law (LLM), an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, and a Masters degree (LLM) in Commercial Law. She provides legal advice and financial planning support to both individuals and companies, and is passionate about training and public speaking on topics related to the law and financial planning law. 

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This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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