Programme in Legislative Drafting
Brief Description
The Programme in Legislative Drafting provides you with the requisite skills and competencies to produce clear, effective and implementable legislation and directives that comply with the requirements of the Constitution and based on the Commonwealth system of legislative drafting. Specifically aimed at legislative drafters in government, compliance officers, drafting consultants in private practice, as well as drafters of rules and regulations for other organs of state and/or parastatal bodies, this programme will provide you with the necessary confidence to appropriately translate policy guidelines to new primary and secondary legislation, including the amendment of existing legislation or drafting of new legislation.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this programme, you will be able to translate policy guidelines into new primary and secondary legislation amend existing legislation draft new legislation (both original and delegated), and amend existing legislation (including old-order legislation) against the background of the Supreme Constitution and the vast array of existing law (including common law and customary law), and draft new legislation within the framework of the Constitution as well as other existing law.
Course Content
Legislative processes in South Africa: the constitutional framework Conventional approaches to drafting of legislation Analysis and structure of original legislation Analysis and structure of amending legislation Principles of drafting Cleaning-up of legislation From better legislative drafting to more efficient statutory interpretation: a practical guide Drafting of subordinate legislation Drafting of Local Government legislation (municipal bylaws) Influence of the basic principles of administrative law on legislative drafting Programme structure Option 1: Class contact sessions - You can attend 15 evening class sessions (one session per week) from 18:00, every Tuesday evening at the University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus. Option 2: Online training - The online training option has been designed to help accommodate the unique training needs of busy professionals who wish to complete our programme but are unable to attend classes on campus. The Duration of the Programme consist of 15 contact days or 20 weeks online. >
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a relevant bachelors degree (LLB) and/or equivalent qualification.
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Catalogue and Category:
Law and Human Rights
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for you if you are a legislative drafter in any sphere of government compliance officer drafting consultant in private practice, or drafter of rules and regulations for other organs of state and parastatal bodies.
Delivery Mode:
Blended, Contact Sessions, Online
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