This title is part of an established Series which introduces various legal systems of the world. It provides an authoritative and accessible overview of the main branches of South African public, private and commercial law. Offering insight into the rich system of South African law, this title will be of particular interest to the international legal community.
The South African legal system has not only developed fascinating mixtures of civil law and common law rules over more than a century, but has also experienced a post-apartheid South Africa. Of particular interest is the way in which so many branches of law have been infused by basic constitutional values. Many of the contributors have published work in their own fields and have considerable experience of presenting their subject matter in a broader comparative perspective. The succinct and balanced nature of the contributions makes this title attractive to a wide audience of academics, students and practitioners with an interest in this remarkable legal system.
List of contributors. General Introduction. Preface. Foreword. Table of contents. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction: History, System and Sources. François du Bois. 2. Constitutional Law. Johan de Waal. 3. Administrative Law. Cora Hoexter. 4. Family Law. Brigitte Clark. 5. Law of Succession. Marius de Waa. 6. Law of Property. C.G. der Merwe. 7. Law of Contract. Gerhard Lubbe and Jacques du Plessis. 8. Law of Delict. Max Loubser. 9. Commercial Law. Charl Hugo and Richard Stevens. 10. Companies and Other Business Entities. Philip Sutherland. 11. Labour Law. Christoph Garbers. 12. Law of Civil Procedure. H.J. Erasmus. 13. Criminal law. Jonathan Burchell.