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An introduction to the South African legal system, its history, structure, and the sources of law. We examine the following areas of commercial law: the general law of contract as well as specialised areas of contract law including the law relating to sales, negotiable instruments, property law, agency law and credit law. We also introduce the various forms of business organisations and insolvency law.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
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.