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BTW1201 - South African business law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Jeanne Nel and Ms Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov


South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


An introduction to the South African legal system, its history, structure and sources of law. Particular emphasis is placed on the law as it affects business. The laws of delict and contract as they affect business are examined. The basic principles of the law of partnership and companies are also examined.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Assignment (3000 words): 30%
Examination (3 hours, open book): 70%

Contact hours

2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week