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Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

[edited by] Reinhard Zimmermann and Daniel Visser
Format
Book
Published
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Language
English
ISBN
0198260873, 9780198260875
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Summary
This book serves two purposes: first, it provides a history of some of the main institutions of the South African law of contract, delict, and property and demonstrates how civil law and common law came to be accommodated within one legal system. In doing so, it offers stimulating lessons for the process of harmonization of private law within the European Union. Second, for South African lawyers, the book's main value will be that it provides a reflective look by prominent scholars at the history of South African private law. As an exercise in doctrinal history, it is based on the authors' conviction that knowledge of the past is of crucial importance both for the proper understanding of the present state of the law and for its future development.
Contents
  • Tables of Cases: South Africa
  • Tables of Cases: England and other Jurisdictions
  • Introduction - South African Law as a Mixed Legal System / Reinhard Zimmermann and Daniel Visser
  • Ch. 1. Roman-Dutch Law in its South African Historical Context / Eduard Fagan
  • Ch. 2. African Land - A History of Dispossession / T. W. Bennett
  • Ch. 3. The Architects of the Mixed Legal System / Stephen D. Girvin
  • Ch. 4. The Interaction of Substantive Law and Procedure / H. J. Erasmus
  • Ch. 5. Contract Formation / Dale Hutchison
  • Ch. 6. Interpretation of Contracts / Carole Lewis
  • Ch. 7. Good Faith and Equity / Reinhard Zimmermann
  • Ch. 8. Voidable Contracts / Gerhard Lubbe
  • Ch. 9. Breach of Contract / Alfred Cockrell
  • Ch. 10. Agency and Stipulatio Alteri / David J. Joubert
  • Ch. 11. Purchase and Sale / Jan Lotz
  • Ch. 12. Employment Relations / Barney Jordaan
  • Ch. 13. Suretyship / C. F. Forsyth
  • Ch. 14. Insurance Law / J. P. van Niekerk.
Description
c, 892 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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