This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Starting 25 September 2024


PG Diploma South African Tax Law - What you will Study

This award in South African Tax Law will enable you to identify and analyse contemporary developments in the various fields of taxation and identify potential or existing tax problem areas. You will assess the strengths and weaknesses in the views of both the taxpayer and SARS and provide written or an oral legal opinion regarding fundamental legislative provisions and case law.

Programme layout

This award consists of 2 stages. For the Postgraduate Diploma award both stages must be completed, consisting of 120 credits in total.

Stages 1 and 2

  • Each stage will contain 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 at the end of each stage to claim their award.
  • 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 objectives.
  • 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 and 2 

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)