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The Historical Foundations of South African Private Law

Some fundamental changes in South African legal education. One of these changes is the introduction at first year level of a course in the basics of the law and the development of legal skills. At several unive

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409058413

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Some fundamental changes in South African legal education. One of these changes is the introduction at first year level of a course in the basics of the law and the development of legal skills. At several universities, Roman law will be taught to students at first year level. Roman law is both foundation and basic superstructure of South African private law. This new work promotes a proper understanding of Roman legal development and is an essential study guide for students of Roman law.

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Table of contents

Part 1 - History of South African Private Law

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the History and Character of South African Law and African Law

Chapter 2 - History of Roman Law

Chapter 3 - The Second Life of Roman Law

Chapter 4 - The Dutch Republic: Dutch Law

Chapter 5 - The History and Development of English Common Law

Chapter 6 - The History of European Law in South Africa

Chapter 7 - The History of Human Rights

Part 2 - Law of Things

Chapter 8 - Introduction to the Law of Things

Chapter 9 - Ownership

Chapter 10 - Limited Real Rights

Part 3 - The Roman Law of Obligations

Chapter 11 - Obligations

Chapter 12 - General Principles of the Law of Contract

Chapter 13 - Verbal and Written Contracts

Chapter 14 - Real Contracts

Chapter 15 - Letting and Hiring, Partnership and Mandate

Chapter 16 - Purchase and Sale

Chapter 17 - Quasi-contract

Part 4 - The Roman Law of Delict

Chapter 18 - Characteristics of the Roman Law of Delicts; Furtum and Rapina

Chapter 19 - Damnum Iniuria Datum

Chapter 20 - Insulting Behaviour (iniuria)

Chapter 21 - Elements of Delictual Liability

Chapter 22 - Damage Caused by Animals

Chapter 23 - Quasi-delict