Higher postgraduate course, first semester.

30 NQF credits at NQF level 9

Convener: Professor A Ordor

Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees.

Course outline:
This course provides a forum for students to study the ways in which the law has been utilised to shape and direct regional integration processes in Africa. The course starts with a discussion of theories of regional integration, followed by an overview of the historical trajectory of integration on the continent, with a focus on development integration. Its comparative dimension is directed at identifying and analysing strengths, weaknesses and challenges reflected in various regional efforts at integration on the continent, including the African Union (AU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Current regional integration issues worldwide constitute a vital context for class discussions. The course is delivered through a series of weekly seminars, with occasional guest lectures. Students’ participation is essential and various avenues created for this purpose include group discussions, literature review
panels, student presentations and simulation of a negotiation session.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework 50%, Examination 50%