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Starting 25 September 2024


PG Certificate South African Tax Law - What you will study

This unique Postgraduate Certificate offers an overview into the fundamentals, the legislative provisions of the tax laws and the practical application thereof to individuals, businesses and government agencies. This is the right programme for business owners, corporate executives of multinational companies and new accountants and graduates who need a broad understanding of the Tax laws in South Africa.

Programme layout

This Postgraduate Certificate award is the stage 1 of this programme and consists of 60 credits in total.

Stage 1

  • This programme consists of two modules, with 30 credits awarded per module.
  • The learning will address important issues within the sector, drawing on key points, to ensure you gain a thorough understanding of the topics.
  • Students must complete and successfully pass the assigned coursework assessments and the final exam to claim the Postgraduate Certificate.
  • Pre-recorded academic lectures will be released each week, accompanied with the prescribed reading, any additional reading and/or research, as required. Directed reading will relate to provided case law, and will also include reading from legislation, books, articles, academic and professional journals.
  • The learning from the lectures will be emphasised with an array of case studies, practice examples and resources, to challenge thinking in a practical context. Engaging activities on the discussion forum, the use of quizzes, polls and other forum built-in activity will further validate the learning.
  • Each main topic will end with a live-online tutorial, conducted by the lecturers. The tutorials are designed to be interactive, providing students with the opportunity to ask questions and to consider issues from different perspectives.


Stage 1 

The assessment scheme for each module shall consist of the following:

  • Coursework Assessment 1 (20 Marks)
  • Coursework Assessment 2 (20 marks) 
  • Final Assignment (60 Marks)