UNISA Short Course in Pension Funds Law

UNISA Short Course in Pension Funds Law

University of South Africa Short Course in Pension Funds Law

Short Course in Pension Funds Law (72729)Purpose

This short learning programme aims to provide an advanced knowledge of the legal principles relating to pension funds, and to update participants on the development in South African pension fund law development. It is directed at legal advisers, trade union officials, governments officials, trustees, and legal practitioners specializing in this field.
 Target group

Legal advisers, trade union officials, government officials and legal practitioners specialising in pension funds
 Admission requirements

B-Degree or substantial relevant practical experience in a legal or related environment (such as practitioners specialising in pension funds law)
 Duration

Six months

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

January to April
Registration closes on 07 April late registrations will be accepted until 30 April
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Assignments and attendance of a seminar
Summative assessment:
Take-home examination
 Pension Funds Law (CPFL01J)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Incorporation and registration of pension funds
  • Administration (organs and officials; powers of boards; amalgamations and transfers; investment of funds)
  • The registrar of pension funds
  • Benefits
  • Surplus apportionments
  • Compliance
  • The Pension Funds Adjudicator
  • Voluntary dissolution
  • Pension fund trustees

Course leader

Prof M Sigwadi BProc (Venda) LLB LLM (UP) LLM (Harvard)
Discipline expertise: Corporate Law, Pension Funds Law
Centre for Business Law
Office 6-96, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8427
Fax: 012 429 3343
E-mail: sigwam@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms P Mofokeng & Mr J Skhosana
Centre for Business Law
Office 6-157, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8774 / 4348
Email: cbuslaw@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.