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Re-Interpretation of Statutes

This book deals with constitutional and statutory interpretation in South Africa.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409025095

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This book deals with constitutional and statutory interpretation in South Africa.

It deals with the interpretation of what is termed "enacted law texts" under a supreme, justiciable constitution and discusses how constitutionalism influences the legal discipline of the interpretation of statutes. Theories and methods of statutory interpretation are examined and the applicable rules and presumptions are considered.

 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Enacted law-texts: (law-)texts among (law-)texts

Chapter 2 - Statute law as source of law

Chapter 3 - The hierarchy, status and mode of citation of legislation

Chapter 4 - The genesis and demise of legislation

Chapter 5 - Theories of statutory interpretation

Chapter 6 - Canon-like waymarks for interpretation

Chapter 7 - The impact of constitutional interpretation on statutory interpretation

Chapter 8 - The presumptions

Chapter 9 - Grammatical interpretation

Chapter 10 - Systematic interpretation

Chapter 11 - Teleological interpretation

Chapter 12 - Historical interpretation

Chapter 13 - Comparative interpretation