For almost 20 years now we have been offering only a limited number of legal subjects, which can be regarded as the “backbone” of the law that legal practitioners, courts, civil service and the corporate world are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.

In these areas of the law we have developed a specialised knowledge and expertise – as we are concentrating on them, having our focus clear.

The eight courses can be broken down to six core courses and two additional courses:

CORE COURSES

PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING

This course not only gives practical examples of conveyancing procedures, but also deals with the property registration system of South Africa. Also studied are the duties and functions of the Registrar of Deeds and the Conveyancer; title deeds and the drafting of deeds and documents; registration of mortgage bonds; sectional title work; deceased estate transactions and land partitions.

 

BUSINESS LAW

This course gives overviews on subjects of importance for the world of business
- Contract Law gives a broad overview of the principles of the law of contract.
- Corporate Law deals with sole proprietorships, partnerships, companies, close corporations and the business trust.
- Labour Law looks at the employment contract and deals with current labour legislation and its impact on the labour environment.

 

CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

Provides students with knowledge of criminal law and of criminal procedures; dealing with the general principles; pre-trial procedure; bail; search and seizure; securing the attendance of the accused at trial; the criminal trial, verdict and sentence. Criminal Law also focuses on the requirements of specific crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, housebreaking, …

 

WILLS & ESTATES

Designed for those dealing with the administration of deceased estates or the drafting of wills. The syllabus is comprehensive and designed to deal specifically with problem areas that can occur. Practical tuition on the winding-up of deceased estates and attending to the requirements of the Master of the High Court.

 

DEBT COLLECTING

The course focuses on legal procedures for the recovery of debts, including the drafting of letters of demand; summonses and obtaining judgement. Also looked at are warrants of execution, Garnishee orders and Emolument Attachment orders, Section 57, 58, 65 proceedings, prescription and forms of security. Provisions of the National Credit Act and its debt enforcement procedures are also dealt with. The aim of the course is to assist any person who is responsible for the collection of debt from individuals, companies or close corporations.

 

CIVIL LITIGATION

The course will examine the basic procedures in pre-trial preparation of documents (pleadings) and the use of precedents in litigation. The rules of the magistrates’ courts will be studied from the beginning of the process through to the trial and execution of judgement; as well as selected concepts related to High Court proceedings.

ADDITIONAL COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN LAW

This course provides an introduction to the concept of “law” and the study of law; the sources of South African law and getting to know the hierarchy of the courts. The study of our legal system and the interrelation of the different fields of law.

 

LEGAL OFFICE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

This course provides insight into the structure of the legal profession; running of a legal practice and the VAT implications, as well as dealing with trust and business concepts.
These courses are only offered as part of our full-time Paralegal Diploma Course.