UNISA Short Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation

UNISA Short Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation

Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation (7246X)Purpose

To educate investigators in the fundamental principles and art of anti-corruption and commercial crime investigations.

Target group

Public and private commercial crime and anti-corruption investigators.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent applicable NQF level 4 qualification and/or experience as approved by the Director: Centre for Criminological Sciences.
 Duration

One year
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

6 January to 28 February
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning, facilitated by study guides, tutorial letters and discussion classes
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students must complete and pass a compulsory written assignment in each module. The assignments will involve work-based exercises and self-assessments. Assignments count 20% towards the final mark.
Summative assessment:
Students’ performance will be evaluated by means of a formal two-hour examination for each module that counts 80% towards the final mark. To pass a module a student must obtain a minimum of 50% in the examination.
 Legal Contexts and Procedures for Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigations (CCCI01K)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • South African law and commercial crime
  • Property crimes
  • Crimes against the Administration of Justice
  • Law of evidence
  • Court processes
  • Delict and principles of civil law
  • Law of contract
  • Prescription
  • Acknowledgement of debt
  • Statutory mandates to investigate

Operationalise Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigations (CCCI02L)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Investigative theory
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing suspects and defendants
  • Recording affidavits and statements
  • Sources of information
  • Basic scene handling
  • Search and seizure

Applied Legal Procedures and Precedents (PCCI02B)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Fraud
  • Forgery and uttering
  • Theft by false pretence
  • Theft
  • Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act
  • National Prosecuting Act
  • Witness Protection Act
  • Protected Disclosures Act
  • Economic Communications and Transactions Act
  • Interception of Communications Act
  • Compensation

Course leader

Prof J H Prinsloo DLitt et Phil (Criminology)
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: prinsjh@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms S Campher
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: camphsf@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.