Various (contact, distance and online) courses relevant to the insolvency and business rescue professions are available from three local universities in 2020.

Introductions to all these courses are included here. Each one links to detailed information. Please direct any enquiries to the University themselves.

University of Johannesburg

Programme in Business Rescue

The introduction of business rescue proceedings by Chapter 6 of the Companies Act has not only established the independent profession of a BRP, but has created a need for legal expertise on the interpretation and implementation of certain statutory provisions. This programme covers the scope and underlying principles of business rescue and thoroughly analyses the substantive law and procedure of the legal process. It also focuses on the practical implications of business rescue and provides an introduction to business management in this context and an overview of relevant corporate governance aspects. As business rescue yields an increasing load of judgments, each module provides a case law update.

The short learning programme (SLP) runs over a period of 3 months and includes a 3 - day workshop presented during May as well as a full day exam preparation seminar culminating in a written exam in July. The course material will be available online. Subject to sufficient demand and the availability of suitable resources, a workshop will also be presented in Cape Town and Durban. The programme will be directed by Prof Kathleen van der Linde and Prof Juanitta Calitz.

Course Fees:  Please contact Faculty
Register by:  04 March 2020
Enquiries: Elaine Squier
+27 11 559 2758

Course Link: Please download the brochure for more information on the course modules and leaders.

University of Pretoria

Certified Rescue Analyst (CRA) Programme

The 2020 CRA for business rescue at the University of Pretoria is now open for registration. The course has limited capacity, so early application is highly recommended.

The Certified Rescue Analyst Programme will introduce you to the newly established rescue regime following amendments to the Companies Act 71 of 2008 with the aim to ultimately gain levels competency and proficiency in preparation for the eventual qualification of certified business rescue practitioner. The programme therefore prepares you with knowledge of all issues relevant to the business rescue practitioner through basic theory and practice examples.

This is a comprehensive blended learning course, with one four-day introduction and a later four-day refresher (pre-evaluation) contact sessions in the final month prior to examination.

Course Fees: R31,600.00
Course Commences: 02 March 2020
Enquiries: Getrude Hlungwani
+27 12 434 2569

CRA Programme: Please visit the course page on the University of Pretoria's Enterprises website for more detailed information and to enroll.

Course Brochure: Please download the CRA brochure for more information.

Course Schedule: Please download the CRA 2020 course schedule.


University of Pretoria

SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law & Practice

This extensive, practice-orientated SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law and Practice is aimed at persons involved in the administration of insolvent estates. The course is presented as a series of part-time lectures and deals with the effects of insolvency on the insolvent, the solvent spouse and contracts, impeachable transactions, the powers and duties of trustees and liquidators, insolvency meetings, interrogations, proof of claims, rehabilitation secured, preferent and concurrent creditors, the drafting of liquidation and distribution accounts. The curriculum, which is updated annually, has been written by experts in practice and concentrate on the practical aspects of the administration of insolvent estates.

Duration: 1 year
Course Fees: R12,000.00
Course Commences: 24 February 2020
Enquiries: Dolly Mabuza
+27 12 434 2576

The course is available in two formats. Please visit the relevant pages on the University of Pretoria's Enterprises website for detailed info and to enrol:

Contact Sessions: Part-time course consisting of 15 evening sessions plus 1 non-compulsory Saturday workshop.

Distance Learning: Recorded lectures on DVD will be provided to delegates who register for distance learning.

Course Brochure: Please download the brochure for more information.

University of South Africa

Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue Practice

The Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue Practice is a joint initiative between the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the University of South Africa (UNISA).

The course is aimed at professional people who are interested in understanding the principles of business rescue. This includes legal practitioners, auditors, accountants, financial advisors, bank decision-makers, investors, business-persons, managers and trade union representatives.

The course will give you the necessary skills to act as a business rescue practitioner and fulfil your duties in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law. You will also be able to advise and protect the interests of your clients who may find themselves involved in business rescue proceedings.

Students study online via Unisa's online platform – myUnisa. There are no classes, only a workshop in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban provided there is sufficient interest.

Duration: March 2020 until middle May 2020
Course Fees: From R7,600.00 to R9,750.00
Register by: 27 February 2020
Enquiries: Bettie Lubbe
+27 12 441 4670

Online Course: Please visit the course page on the LEAD website.

Course Brochure: Please download the brochure for detailed information and a fillable registration form.