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Trusted for over 50 years, this accessible, comprehensive and practical commentary has been written with the needs of the practitioner, the trustee and the academic jurist in mind. The sixth edition of Honoré’s South African Law of Trusts meticulously discusses the life of a trust from its formation to its dissolution and the problems that are typically encountered in the process. Extensively updated with reference to the latest legislation, case law, and in terms of South Africa’s growing constitutional development, the book also includes a new chapter on collective investment
Evidential Aspects of Law Enforcement will assist law enforcement officers with gaining a clear understanding of the legal principles involved in the gathering of evidence, whether on crime scenes or during further investigations. A successful prosecution depends on the value of the evidence gathered from the moment that the crime was reported. Evidential Aspects of Law Enforcement addresses the law of evidence and aspects of the law of criminal procedure that relate to the law of evidence. The book also explains the importance of effecting an arrest to facilitate the gathering of evidence from a suspect (such as fingerprints and DNA), and how the conduct of the enforcement officer may affect investigations. Evidential Aspects of Law Enforcement explains technical legal terms in a straightforward and practical way, and contains the information that all law enforcement officers require to perform their duties effectively.
In the Shade of an African Baobab: Tom Bennett's Legacy is a collection of essays published to honour and thank Tom Bennett for his generous contribution to scholarly work over the years in the field of legal pluralism and African jurisprudence, as well as for his mentorship and friendship. The book brings together a collection of work by esteemed scholars from multidisciplinary fields, though the work is focused on aspects of law, culture and religion. The common thread through all the contributions is Tom. His scholarly influence, visible in each of the contributions, can be compared to the mighty Baobab tree: a large iconic, culturally important and majestic tree indigenous to Africa.
South African law remains relatively silent on the legal aspects of pregnancy, and legal commentary is rather scarce too. While there have been attempts to address the gaps in the law in relation to specific issues in pregnancy, these attempts have usually favoured the individual protection of the unborn at the expense of pregnant women's agency and rights, which has given rise to a tension between female reproductive autonomy and foetal interests. In Pregnancy Law in South Africa, the author explores the question of whether it is possible to regard pregnancy in law as embodying both women and the unborn and whether the pregnancy can be construed in a way that it does not come to be framed as an adversarial relationship. Pregnancy Law in South Africa focuses on the issues of prenatal substance abuse, termination of pregnancy, violence that terminates a pregnancy, and the extension of legal personhood to the unborn. The author argues that pregnancy-related issues will never be adequately resolved unless the potential for an adversarial pregnancy relationship is removed and proposes a relational approach to pregnancy, centred on fostering relationships, in order to eliminate the potential for tension. The author contends further that a relational approach encourages imaginative and constructive possibilities for law reform efforts without sacrificing women's reproductive autonomy and rights or the recognition of the unborn. Pregnancy Law in South Africa provides a sound theoretical approach to pregnancy in law and its recommendations seek to promote healthy, rights-affirming pregnancies.
Hoteliers, restaurateurs, licensees and catering managers will, in the course of their work, enter into many legal relationships with other parties whilst at the same time being required to adhere to all of the statutory laws that apply to their business. A sound knowledge of the law is therefore important to the professional owner or manager, as are knowledge of business management and the fundamental skills of the profession.
Anton Fagan has taught the South African law of delict for twenty years and has written extensively on the subject. Undoing Delict: The South African Law of Delict under the Constitution includes his ten best previously published articles and essays. They deal with a range of topics, such as wrongfulness, causation, pure economic loss, and defamation. Several of the contributions investigate the impact of the Constitution, or of certain Constitutional Court judgments, on the law of delict or a part thereof. In addition, Undoing Delict includes a previously unpublished essay in which Fagan develops a new explanation of what it means for intentional harm-causing conduct to be wrongful. Many of the views put forward in this book are controversial and their defence against contrary views is at times robust. But the aim throughout is to deepen or advance our understanding of important and interesting, and in some instances puzzling, aspects of the South African law of delict.
The Journey to Transform Local Government is about the challenges and opportunities for municipalities in South Africa as they journey towards delivering on the promise of developmental local government. It deals with various issues on the continuum of local government transformation in South Africa, for example, what does Sustainable Development Goal 11 mean for a municipality? Given that good governance is essential for success, are municipalities implementing anti-corruption policies and are the Municipal Public Accounts Committees functioning? How do we staff municipalities with professionals who see local government as their career of choice? And, given that our ageing infrastructure poses risks for the future, what should municipalities do to ensure proper maintenance? How do we manage the overlapping roles of traditional leaders and municipalities? Can traditional land use allocation and building practices co-exist with municipal planning and building regulations? And, when municipalities insist on town planning and building regulations, how does this affect local entrepreneurs? Lastly, how do we measure spatial transformation in practice? The authors grappling with these questions come from universities, government, civil society and the private sector. They fill the pages of this book with some of the latest research on local government, grounded in the reality of today's South Africa.
The field of forensic investigation has grown significantly in South Africa over the past few years. This growth in the field is mostly due to the fact that investigations are now also undertaken by private and corporate bodies, and by government institutions other than the South African Police Service. The field of investigation has moved from being the sole domain of the police to including other role-players. The latest developments in the forensic investigation discipline are a result of the fact that forensic investigation is a continually evolving science. The new democratic dispensation also requires that all investigations must be conducted within the ambit of the Constitution.
The authors of Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice aim to meet the needs of this field by examining how forensic investigations should be conducted in South Africa, with reference to local legislative principles and scientific processes.
Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice commences by covering aspects such as the constitutional basis for public and private policing, the investigation process, and the characteristics of a good investigator. The book highlights the basic concepts of investigation and then proceeds to examine more sophisticated specialised aspects, such as medico-legal evidence, DNA, and policing in a cyber-world. The work also features more recent developments in the field, such as analysing the behaviour of offenders and the choices they make during the commission of crimes. These aspects are dealt with in relation to forensic geography and offender profiling.
Forensic Investigation: Legislative Principles and Investigative Practice takes the reader from the scene of the incident (the crime scene) to the courtroom, and from investigation to prosecution – all essential components of the investigative process. The book explores the significant role and conduct of an investigator, seeking to ensure that current and future generations of investigators are aware of the challenges and changes in the investigation of crimes, incidents and transgressions, and are also familiar with the prosecution processes that follow. This book will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable and essential tool for all investigators.
Kontraktereg Algemene Beginsels volg 'n analitiese benadering tot die begrippe, beginsels en reels wat op kontrakte betrekking het, en plaas terselfdertyd kontrakte en die kontraktereg in 'n breer regswetenskaplike, grondwetlike en sosiale konteks. Die krag van Kontraktereg Algemene Beginsels le in die skrywers se omvattende gesamentlike kennis van die gemeenregtelike beginsels en die filosofiese onderbou van die kontraktereg, sowel as die invloed van die Grondwet as die bron van afdwingbare sosiale waardes en openbare belang. Die resultaat is 'n werk wat 'n grondige uiteensetting en ontleding van die teoretiese grondslag en struktuur van die Suid-Afrikaanse kontraktereg kombineer met 'n bespreking van die howe se toepassing van die beginsels. Waar die reg nog nie bepaal is nie, word uiteenlopende menings beoordeel en oplossings voorgestel, soms ook met verwysing na buitelandse jurisdiksies. Die werk besin ook oor die koers wat ingeslaan behoort te word om die kontraktereg in ooreenstemming met grondwetlike norme te ontwikkel. Voorstelle word gemaak oor die rol van goeie trou in die sluiting en uitvoering van kontrakte, synde een van die moontlike grondslae vir die ontwikkeling van die gemenereg. Hierdie vyfde uitgawe van Kontraktereg Algemene Beginsels neem kennis van die jongste ontwikkelings in die kontraktereg, veral met betrekking tot die uitwerking van grondwetlike jurisprudensie, goeie trou en nuwe wetgewing oor kontrakte, in die besonder die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming. Die skrywers bespreek die jongste hofbeslissings om die betrokke regsbeginsels en wetlike bepalings te verduidelik.
The practice of armed conflict has changed radically in the last decade. With eminent contributors from legal, government and military backgrounds, this Research Handbook addresses the legal implications of remote warfare and its significance for combatants, civilians, policymakers and international lawyers. Primarily focused on the legality of all forms of remote warfare, including targeted killings by drone, cyber-attacks, and autonomous weapons, each chapter gives a compelling insight beyond the standard and reactionary criticisms of these technologies. Current assumptions of remote warfare are challenged and discussed from a variety of international perspectives. These include governing the use of force, humanitarian law, criminal law, and human rights law. Contributors consider the essential features of current warfare regulations, and test their strength for controlling these new technologies. Suggestions are made for the future development of law to control the limits of modern remote warfare, with a particular focus on the possibility of autonomous weapons. This is an essential read for academics and students of jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law, criminal law and human rights. Students of political science, governance and military studies will also find this a thought-provoking insight into modern warfare techniques and the complex legal issues they create.
Part of the Juta's Property Law Library series, Land Reform covers all legal developments spanning the first phase or exploratory land reform programme that was embarked upon in 1991, followed by the all-encompassing land reform programme that coincided with the constitutional dispensation, until July 2013. Land reform is approached with reference to its various contexts, drawing the broad categories of state land and private land that are further subdivided into urban and rural contexts, where relevant. All relevant legislative measures and policy documents are set out and major court decisions are analysed accordingly.
Understanding Investment Law in Zambia deals with both the domestic law and international legal norms pertaining to foreign direct investment. A wide array of topics is covered in this book, including the contractual, legislative and treaty-based protections available to investors as they consider entrusting their capital to another jurisdiction. These protections are considered through the prism of the Zambian investment climate, and give a glimpse into both historical and current issues.
Supervising Safety is about the implementation of safety measures in an organisation. The book looks at safety theory where it makes the most difference - as it is applied in the workplace. Safety officers are central to the practical application of safety, and their role is clearly spelt out. The goals of the safety supervisor are outlines and one chapter is devoted to the role of ergonomics in the workplace. Readers are also shown how to identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace, develop an employee safety programme and safely handle materials in storage. This book includes: Clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents; Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of the material; Examples relevant to the South African business environment.
The purpose of this casebook is to provide an elementary reader of case law and materials for a first course in property law. The layout and structure of case reports and legislation are discussed and explained, and students are provided with practical hints and advice regarding the reading of cases and legislation. One case is reproduced in full and used as an example of how cases should be analysed and read. Other cases are reproduced selectively to allow students to develop and exercise their skills in the analysis and reading of cases. The 8th edition has been updated with new cases until July 2015. The inclusion of cases on constitutional law illustrates the interplay between the common law, constitutional law and legal reform. The Casebook should be used together with Van der Walt and Pienaar's Introduction to the Law of Property (7th edition) and Inleiding tot die Sakereg (7de uitgawe), but references to other textbooks have been included.
Since the adoption of the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings in 2000 and its recast in 2015, it has become clear that lawyers engaged in consumer insolvency proceedings are increasingly expected to have a basic understanding of foreign insolvency proceedings, as well as knowledge of the foreign country's court and legal system, legislation and judicial practice. Written by 50 highly qualified insolvency experts from 30 European countries, A Guide to Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe provides the necessary information in the largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive book on this topic. Assisting the readers in their navigation through the differences, similarities, and peculiarities of insolvency proceedings in all Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and Russia, this book is a unique guide to insolvency proceedings across Europe. With contributions by both academics and practitioners, it provides truly multinational coverage of the economic, legal, social, political, and demographic issues in consumer insolvency. Illustrating the numerous practices across Europe, this book allows the reader to evaluate each aspect both on its own merits, as well as in comparison to the approaches applied in other European jurisdictions. This book will be an invaluable tool for insolvency practitioners, judges, lawyers, creditors and debtors throughout Europe, especially those participating in cross-border proceedings.
Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling is a guide for all scholars of law, whether new to practice or experienced, to acquire or enhance the skills required to build and to maintain client rapport in professional practice. The book explains the importance of good interviewing and counselling and includes strategies, practical examples and common mistakes. Hypothetical exchanges between attorneys and clients demonstrate these skills, encouraging the reader to see an interview as a dynamic whole, but also part of the entire process of effective practice.
The new constitutional order has brought about substantial changes to the application of property remedies in South African law. Property Remedies investigates the ways in which various property remedies have been developed by the courts. The book shows that the transformation of remedial possibilities needs to be informed by different contexts. The book argues that it is important to consider this jurisprudential challenge in developing property remedies that are suited to a new constitutional order based on a single system of law. Property Remedies covers the traditional common-law remedies used to protect property interests, such as the rei vindicatio, the actio negatoria, the mandament van spolie, the possessory action, the actio legis aquiliae, compensation for improvements, the prohibitory interdict and the declaratory order. The book also discusses constitutionally inspired property remedies such as compensation for expropriation, constitutional damages and non-expropriatory compensation for lawful state action. The book offers guidance on how to deal with the tension between preserving the existing common-law remedies, accommodating new statutory interventions and developing the current system of property remedies in line with the Constitution.
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