Distance and online courses relevant to the insolvency and business rescue professions are offered at various times by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Pretoria (UP) - see links or scroll down.

Please contact the relevant university directly with your enquiry.


University of Johannesburg

Short Learning Programme (SLP) in Business Rescue

[June 2023] Given South Africa’s energy and economic challenges and the worst global cost of living crisis of the 21st century, it is hardly surprising that increasing numbers of businesses face financial difficulties. The demand for legal expertise on the underlying principles of business rescue is higher than ever. The Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg is now offering its short learning programme in Business Rescue in a fully online format.

We designed the programme to suit the busy practitioner: it is a thorough yet compact course that can be completed over 6 weeks.

The programme is broken down into 4 manageable modules and includes a range of interactive content, including live video lectures, case studies and access to various further educational resources. The programme is presented on the Blackboard e-Learning platform

The course leaders are Prof Kathleen van der Linde and Prof Juanitta Calitz.

Course Dates:  24 August - 26 August 2023
Assignment due:  30 September 2023
Examination:  20 - 21 October 2023 (Online)
Applications close:  30 July 2023
Course Fees:  R10,500.00 (plus R1,000 levy for foreign students)
Enquiries: University Call Centre
+27 11 559 4555

Course Brochure: Please download the course brochure for more information and guidance on applications.


University of Johannesburg

Short Learning Programme (SLP) in Insolvency Law & Practice

[July 2023] This programme is designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of corporate insolvency law and emphasizes the underlying principles of this field as well as focuses on real-world applications. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including the administration of insolvent estates, recent case law updates, and legislative developments.

The programme will be presented by Prof Juanitta Calitz, renowned insolvency practitioners, and experienced attorneys who will share their practical knowledge and expertise. As an enriching addition, a guest lecture on the nature and interaction of Insolvency Law and cryptocurrencies will be featured.

The programme is broken down into 4 online evening lectures (6pm-8pm) as well as a Saturday morning workshop (9am -1pm) and includes a range of interactive content. The programme is presented on the Blackboard e-Learning platform with access through the uLink portal. The programme will culminate in an open book online examination at the end of the course.

Duration:  3-day block session from 28 - 30 September '23 between 9am - 4pm
Assessment:  One assignment & one examination (all online)
Register by:  15 September 2023
Course Fees:  R9,500.00 (plus R1,000 levy for foreign students)
Enquiries: Ms Tebogo Mabunda
+27 11 559 3631

Course Brochure: Please download the latest brochure for detailed course information.


University of Pretoria

Certified Rescue Analyst (CRA) Programme

[June 2023] 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 of competency and proficiency in preparation for the eventual qualification of certified business rescue practitioner. The programme, therefore, prepares you with the knowledge of all issues relevant to the business rescue practitioner.

During the programme, you will also gain the necessary skills to demonstrate your understanding of all the elements of, and relevant to, the tasks that are commonly executed by the business rescue practitioner. While managers who are faced with rescue situations can benefit from the programme, its purpose is to provide developmental steps towards qualifying as a CRP. 

Block 1: 31 July – 03 August 2023
Block 2: 04 - 07 March 2024
Delivery: In-person contact sessions in Pretoria.
Assignments & exams online.
Course Fees: R31,600 (VAT incl). Payment required 14 days before course starts.

Tinyiko Getrude Mabasa
+27 12 434 2569 or +27 72 499 0162

Lerato Lodi
+27 12 434 2555 or +27 67 158 8194

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

Additional Documents: This pack contains the Enrolment form, a Debtor ID Request Form, and the Course Schedule


University of Pretoria

MPhil Insolvency and Business Rescue

[June 2023] The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Insolvency and Business Rescue degree programme is designed for professionals who want to attain an advanced degree while continuing to work for their respective organisations.

Admission requirments: At least an honours degree in an academic discipline related to financial management or business management or four year law degree; or, any other qualification (such as postgraduate diplomas) in an academic discipline relevant to this MPhil programme; or, any other NQF level 8 qualification in an academic discipline relevant to this MPhil programme at 65% or higher. See course brochure for full details.

Studying insolvency law with business rescue together will enable you to gain a detailed understanding of the legal, financial, economic and governance issues underpinning debt finance and recovery. You will also gain advanced knowledge of theoretical and practical issues guiding formal and informal debt restructuring procedures.

The programme consists of coursework and a research article. The coursework part of the degree programme is offered during the first and second semester of the first year of study and the research article during the second semester.

Duration: 1 year (may be completed over 2 years)
Course Fees: Consult UP website
Application deadlines: International Students - 31 August 2023.
South African students - 30 September 2023.
Enquiries: Carto Swarts
+27 12 420 4271

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


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