Customary Law Training Programme (SASSETA)

Customary Law
16 – 19 May 2023 | 10:00 – 14:00
(4-day online training to be conducted via Microsoft teams)
Closing date for registration is 12 May 2023
Specialising in customary law within your practice 

About this training programme

The LSSA is offering an accredited Premium Training Programme in Customary Law. The programme is aimed at legal practitioners who want to sharpen their knowledge of customary law issues. This qualification is NQF Level 7, and carries 2 credits.

The course is focused on providing the following skills:
•    Explain how and when customary law is recognised.
•    Explain how customary law is dealt with when it conflicts with other laws.
•    Describe which courts may apply customary law.
•    Discuss the procedure followed in traditional authority courts.
•    Explain customary law relating to:
o    marriages;
o    property;
o    contracts;
o    delicts; and
o    succession.
•    Discuss traditional authorities.

Assessment and Moderation for the formative and summative assessment is aligned with the South African Qualifications Authority Unit Standard ID 116103 specific outcome and criteria. Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) will conduct external verification to issue certificates.

Formative assessment: Activities during the online presentation of the course.

Summative assessment: All registered students will be required to submit a portfolio as a summative assessment based on the work covered during both presentation and individual activities. A final mark of at least 50 % will qualify the student for a certificate.

NQF level of the module: 7
Credits: 2
SAQA Unit Standard ID: 116116

SASSETA will award accredited certificates with the provision that the participant has satisfactorily complied with the completion Portfolio of Evidence and that assessment outcomes were found competent.

Language medium
The training material is provided to students in English.


Gugu Nkosi is scholar, researcher, and manager, with over 20 years of working experience acquired across a wide range of demanding roles within the Institution of Higher Learning. She holds the following qualifications: LLM (Wits), LLB (UKZN), BProc (UKZN) and a Certificate in Social Security Law (Unisa). She has demonstrated research skills focusing on Indigenous African Law; Social Security Law; Women and the Law; and Child Law. Gugu participates in various community engagement initiatives. Gugu is a Transformation Manager in the College of Law at Unisa. Previously, she served as a Chair of the Department of Jurisprudence.

Webinar date: 16, 17, 18 & 19 May 2023, 10:00 – 14:00
Closing date for registrations: 12 May 2023
Who should register?

Learners registering for this unit will have demonstrated competence in legal knowledge at NQF level 7 as contained in a recognised law degree such as B Proc or LLB or any other qualification recognised as equivalent to such a law degree in terms of legislation as indicated in the notes to the qualification post graduate certificate in Attorneys Practice.

Any prospective students who have any other appropriate degree or who feel that within their area of responsibility the training will assist them, can register for the course.

Cost of the webinar

R 5 000 per participant (including VAT). The course fee includes course logistics for the course content.

Confirmation of attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to secure your space.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Your Initials, surname and cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a confirmation e-mail of registration. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this course contact the course coordinator Merlin September:

Email: | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.

Course Dates

16 -19 May 2023, 10:00 – 13:00
Closing date for registrations: 12 May 2023

Online course