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

Introductions to all these courses are included here. Each one links to detailed course and registration information.


University of Johannesburg

Programme in Business Rescue

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.

This short learning programme (SLP) runs over a period of 3 months and includes a 3-dayday 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.

The programme will be directed by Prof Kathleen van der Linde and Prof Juanitta Calitz as well as outside experts in practice, including some of the country’s leading business rescue practitioners; attorneys and academics.

Course Fees:  R13,100.00 (plus levy for foreign students)
Course Dates:  May - July 2019
Enquiries: Ms Elaine Squier

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

University of Pretoria

Certified Rescue Analyst (CRA) Programme

The 2019 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: R29,800.00
Course Commences: 04 March 2019
Enquiries: Getrude Hlungwani

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


University of Pretoria

SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law & Practice

The SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law and Practice provides you with a practice-orientated training intervention in the administration of insolvent estates. The programme covers the effects of insolvency on the insolvent, the solvent spouse and contracts, impeachable transactions, the powers and duties of trustees and liquidators, as well as insolvency meetings. You will also gain insights to proof of claims, interrogations, preferent and concurrent creditors, and drafting of liquidation and distribution accounts. You will also gain a better understanding of sequestration and winding-up procedures.

Duration: 1 year
Course Fees: R12,000.00
Course Commences: 26 February 2019
Registrations Close: Mid-May 2019

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

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 registered for distance learning.

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.

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 as directors, creditors, shareholders or employees of a company in financial distress.

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 - May 2019
Course Fees: From R7,275.00 to R9,270.00
Register by: 28 February 2019
Enquiries: Bettie Lubbe

Online Course: Please visit the course page on the LEAD website for a detailed brochure with registration form.