Business Rescue [UNISA] (Short course)

Advanced Short Course in BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTICE | 2024
About this course

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).

Total credits: 12 Credits . | . South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF): Level 8

This online 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.

After completing the online course, students will be able to: Explain the concept and role of business rescue and the applicable principles of law . | . Understand the statutory duties and obligations of business rescue practitioners . | .Provide advice to attorneys, accountants and other professionals appointed as business rescue practitioners.


Course dates:  Feb – May/June 2024 . | . Registration closure: 29 February 2024

Students study online via myUnisa, Unisa’s online platform.

Who should register?

The course is aimed at professionals who are interested in understanding the principles of business rescue, including practising and candidate practitioners, legal advisors, auditors, accountants, financial advisors, bank decision-makers, investors, businesspersons, managers, and trade union representatives.


There will be one module, divided into two parts (Companies Act, 2008): Part A: Business rescue proceedings .|. Part B: Compromise between a company and its creditors . | . Refer to the brochure for the detailed syllabus.

What previous students said

“I found the contents of chapter 6 invaluable and it made such sense understanding business rescue and liquidation. It has added so much to my armoury as a change management consultant and re-engineering of an organisation. Quite frankly it has given me a lot of confidence.” . | .“It was extremely well organised and all information was available on the website.” . | . “The content was very interesting, the workshop was brilliant and the admin was perfect!” . | . “It is a dynamic – new subject matter and the assignments were practical/real example based.” . | .“I was very impressed. It helped me with two rescues that I did.”


Upon successful completion of the course and payment of the full tuition fee, a certificate will be issued by UNISA.

Fees structure (Vat Inclusive)

StudentTotal fee
(Full fee)
Payment Plan 2024
payable on
31 March
Practising legal
practitioners / Candidate Legal practioners
R9 300R6 800R2 500
OtherR11 900R8 900R3 000


How to apply?
Kindly note that you can only register online.  Participants should be registered individually.

Please complete the application form by clicking on the link supplied above and attach the following:
• a clear copy of your identity document/passport;
• a copy of your highest degree obtained;
• proof of payment and the payment plan details.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment as well as the other supporting documents (PDF) in step 1 (Online registration form).

LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 |
Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: BR, Surname and initials.

You will receive a system-generated e-mail that we have received your registration form. Course confirmation and more detail on the way forward will be e-mailed to you after the closing date.

Please take note

  1. Fees must be paid into the designated Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) bank account. The LSSA will not accept liability if any other bank account is used.
  2. LEAD reserves the right to cancel a learning activity should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved. Registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of cancellation.

Course Dates

Course dates:  Feb – May/June 2024  |  Registration closure: 29 February 2024

Distance Online