BTS3301 - South African business law C - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Ms Rufaro Gweshe

Unit guides


South Africa

  • First semester 2017 (Day)


In this unit we examine the following areas of commercial law: the law of insolvency, the law of insurance, intellectual property law, labour law (with particular attention to individual contracts of employment, collective bargaining and the right to take industrial action) and the laws that affect money laundering and asset forfeiture and confiscation. We also examine various types of alternative dispute resolution available to businesses seeking to settle disputes by means other than litigation. In all instances we examine the substantive law as well as the impact of these laws on business practices.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify, discuss and analyse the laws governing insolvency, insurance and intellectual property
  2. identify, discuss and analyse labour law, including that which pertains to individual contracts of employment, collective bargaining and the right to take industrial action
  3. identify and discuss alternative dispute resolution methods available to businesses by means other than litigation
  4. identify and discuss the laws governing money laundering and asset forfeiture.


Within semester assessment: 30% + Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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