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Law of Delict

Publication Language: English

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409118391
Published: March 10, 2016
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409120370
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The seventh edition of Law of Delict, appearing simultaneously with the Afrikaans version thereof, was revised and updated in the seventh edition of Law of Delict, appearing simultaneously with the Afrikaans version thereof, was revised and updated in toto in light of new legal authority and literature which naturally necessitated an adaptation of legal principles and theoretical points of view. In particular, special attention was given to the lively debate on delictual principles that has taken place in academic and judicial circles since the appearance of the last edition, especially on the relationship between wrongfulness, negligence and legal causation. Case law was updated to the September 2014 South African law reports. In light of new legal authority and literature which naturally necessitated an adaptation of legal principles and theoretical points of view. In particular, special attention was given to the lively debate on delictual principles that has taken place in academic and judicial circles since the appearance of the last edition, especially on the relationship between wrongfulness, negligence and legal causation.

Table of contents

Introduction to the law of delict

1 - General introduction

General principles of the law of delict

2 - Conduct

3 - Wrongfulness

4 - Fault (and contributory fault)

5 - Causation

6 - Damage

7 - Delictual remedies

8 - Joint wrongdoers

Specific forms of delict

9 - Specific forms of damnum iniuria datum

10 - Specific forms of iniuria

11 - Forms of liability without fault