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 is positioned as a progressive treatment of the law of delict (a social justice approach) by presenting a 'de-colonising / Africanising' analysis of legal precedent, and by drawing a stronger connection between the common law of delict and the Constitution.
- The text is positioned as a modern treatment of the law of delict, by integrating a focus on the modern technological / digital context.
- The text is presented with various resources which support teaching and learning, and which ensure that students receive optimal value and support of their learning.
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.