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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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.
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