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Book Review: UBUNTU An African Jurisprudence

UBUNTU An African Jurisprudence by T W Bennett, assisted by AR Munro & P J Jacobs  (223 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “The adoption of this Constitution lays the secure foundation for the people of South Africa to transcend the divisions and strife of the past, which generated gross violations of human rights, the transgression of humanitarian principles …

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Book Review: The Law of Arbitration

The Law of Arbitration South African and International Arbitration by PAA RAMSDEN (Second Edition) (416 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “The settlement or the solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be which may arise… shall never be sought by either side except by pacific means”– from the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed …

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Book Review: Precedents for Applications in Civil Proceedings

Precedents for Applications in Civil Proceedings by Peter van Blerk (772 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “Then rising with Aurora’s light, The Muse invoked, sit down to write; Blot out, correct, insert, refine, Enlarge, diminish, interline.”– Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). The ability of lawyers to draft and craft affidavits in application proceedings is fundamental to a civil litigation practice. Not …

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Book Review: Undoing Delict

The South African Law of Delict under the Constitution by Anton Fagan (316 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “The common law is not to be trapped within the limitations of its past. It need not be interpreted in conditions of social and constitutional ossification. It needs to be revisited and revitalised with the spirit of the constitutional values defined in … the Constitution…” – …

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Book Review: Trust Law in South Africa

By Walter D. Geach Editor: Louise du Toit (553 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.” – Agatha Christie (1891-1976) The law relating to trusts in South Africa is one of those areas where the common law still plays a major role. Of course, specific sections of a …

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Book Review: The Law of the Sea

The African Union and its Member States Editors: Patrick Vrancken and Martin Tsamenyi (867 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale.” – Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) Taking ownership of the sacred responsibility of safeguarding the future of our planet has become increasingly urgent as …

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Book Review: Child Law in South Africa (2nd Edition)

Edited by Trynie Boezaart (853 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd – www.juta.co.za “Child! do not throw this book about; Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.” – Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Not every child grows up to become an adult. But every adult was once a child. It is said we never lose …