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ZUG1014 – Community service

Undergraduate – Unit

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Business and Economics


South Africa

  • First Semester OR Second Semester 2017

0 Credits


The principal aim of this module is to create and foster the spirit of Ubuntu in students by creating avenues for them to serve their community. This module recognises that it is imperative for legal practitioners to have mastered the craft of legal practice and to possess an inherent guiding philosophy based on batho pele (people first). This module upholds the values of the Constitution and the duty all legal practitioners hold to safeguard the hard-won constitutional democracy enjoyed today. Therefore, it provides students with the opportunity to complete a period of unremunerated and legally orientated community service during their legal studies. The purpose of this module is to allow students to utilise the legal concepts, principles, theories and skills garnered during their legal training in service of their community and to develop a social consciousness, towards the less fortunate, marginalised and vulnerable members of the South African community.


  • Identify the complex makeup of the South African community.
  • Apply the values and principles enshrined in the Constitution in a practical manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply legal principles and concepts to real life scenarios.
  • Explain legal principles and theories in a manner that is nuanced and strategic.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills when interacting with members of the community.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 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 module 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.