The Law of Delict in South Africa, third edition, offers an introduction to the general principles of delictual law. Comprehensive in scope, while clear and concise, the text provides a rich contextual framework which supports understanding and application of the principles.
- The text offers a progressive discussion of the law of delict, analysing the extent to which the common law of delict reflects the diverse, multicultural values of South African society, and proposing a framework for continuing, inclusive development of the common law. In addition, the third edition offers a deeper critical discussion of the relationship between common law principles and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
- The third edition draws critical connections between established principles of delictual law and the rapidly-developing technological context. Discussions, which relate and apply principles to the context of modern technologies, are integrated throughout the text.
Part 1: Introductory overview
Part 2: General principles: primarily fact-based issues
Part 3: General principles: Primarily normative issues
Part 4: Exclusions
Part 5: Special forms of liability involving patrimonial harm, and pain
Part 6: Special forms of liability: Psychological or emotional harm
Part 7: Special forms of liability: Personality interests
Part 8: Strict and vicarious liability
Part 9: Remedies and apportionment
Part 10: Statutory forms of compensation
The text supports learning and the development of independent academic skills through challenging and engaging pedagogical features, which bring an applied, critical and reflective approach to the content.