University of Johannesburg


Corporate Governance Certificate Programme 2018


Background and purpose of the programme


South Africa is regarded worldwide as being a leader in the field of Corporate Governance and the various King Reports released over the years attracted worldwide attention. The King IV report released in November 2016 have further simplified and strengthened this practice. King IV is considered one of the most relevant and progressive corporate governance reports in the world.

UJ has joined forces with the Institute of Directors Southern Africa to present a certificate programme in corporate governance that will assist organizations as well as public enterprises to come to terms with the principles and practises of sound corporate governance.

A multidisciplinary approach is followed to cover all the important aspects of the King Report. Sound academic perspectives are combined with practical experience of corporate governance. Assessment takes place in the form of case studies and a written assessment where participants have to demonstrate both their knowledge and practical skills in corporate governance.



The course consists of two blocks of lectures, a written assessment and case study assignments. A certificate will be awarded to participants who attend all the lectures and successfully complete the assessment and assignments with a final mark of 50% and above.


Entry Requirements

In order to meet our administrative and regulatory requirements, a student needs to
be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Law or Commerce or an equivalent qualification on NQF Level 6 (according to the former HEQF document) and NQF 7 according to the amended HEQF document of 2007.



The programme will be presented on the UJ campus in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.



R 15 600– Inclusive of all study material and refreshments.

Application fee: R200* will be payable for first time applications at UJ.

To obtain a UJ Student no) online applications are free of charge.

Non-South African students pay an international levy of R1000

Students who fail to pay all fees will not be permitted to attend lectures.

*(Costs for 2018 are subject to change)


Further Information 

For further information on the course, contact Ms Nicolene du Plooy by electronic mail at