DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT GROUP MERCANTILE AND PUBLIC LAW (MIL)
The subject group Mercantile and Public Law consists of a number of
subjects. The majority of subjects are aimed at students in the Human and
Organisational Development Programme. These students are provided with
specific knowledge and skills they will need in the Human and Organisational
field, as illustrated by the subjects Applied Labour Law, Interpretation of
Statutes, Contract Law and Applied Commercial Law.
The subject group also supports students in Organisation and Resource Management,
amongst others, with the Contract Law course. Criminal and Military Law
as well as Security Law are subjects aimed at the generic skills that all
soldiers need in the exercising of their profession, whether during peace time
or during deployment.
FOCUS OF SUBJECT GROUP
MERCANTILE AND PUBLIC LAW (MIL)
Due to the diverse field addressed by the subject group there are various focal
points in the subject group.
In Criminal and Military law students are introduced to Criminal Law as it
applies to the military environment. They are introduced to the general
principles of Criminal Law and a selection of specific offences. These
principles are supported by a module in Law of Evidence which results in the
application of all these principles in Military Law. The course is
completed by a module in Humanitarian Law.
Students are also introduced to Interpretation of Statutes, which teaches them
to analyse legislation applicable in their own working environment.
Contract Law introduces students to the general principles of contract, which
also serve as introduction to Applied Commercial Law, in which attention is
paid to a selection of specific contracts as well as the influence of various
entrepreneurial forms on the status of the contract. Specific attention is paid
to the working environment of the person in the military human resource and
Applied Labour Law focuses on individual as well as collective labour law and
the applicability of labour legislation in the military environment.
In Security Law students are introduced to the general principles of
International Law. Specific attention is paid to human rights,
Humanitarian Law and the role of the United Nations in peacekeeping operations.
PURPOSE OF SUBJECT GROUP MERCANTILE AND PUBLIC LAW (MIL)
The purpose of the subject group is to provide SANDF officers with the
applicable knowledge, skills and attitudes to function effectively as in the
disciplinary as well as the organisational environment.