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ZUG3003 – Compliance and risk management

Undergraduate – Unit

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Business and Economics


South Africa

  • First Semester 2019 (Day)

15 Credits


The principal aim of this unit is to expose students to the central principles of compliance and risk management. The approach taken in this unit is founded on the premise that ensuring compliance and risk management within an entity is key to its success. Therefore, this unit will commence by describing the context and scope of the principles of compliance and then proceed to demonstrate how these principles apply within the South African context by using case studies. The unit will also explore the chief concepts and principles of risk management and demonstrate how these may be applied to entities. The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire sufficient understanding, as well as the requisite practical and analytical skills needed to correctly execute compliance and risk management within the South African context.


  • Analyse the compliance management process in an organisation within the context of the South African regulatory environment.
  • Analyse the risk management process and the role of risk manager within the organisation.
  • Apply the theories and processes of compliance management to practical scenarios.
  • Apply the theories and processes of risk management to practical scenarios.
  • Apply the principles and processes of compliance and risk management to practical scenarios.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit 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 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.