The Law of Contract in South Africa, third edition, offers a concise, accessible and rigorous introduction to the general principles of contract law in South Africa. The text presents fundamental principles within a clear and applied framework, and supports independent, enquiring and critical engagement with the subject matter. The third edition introduces a stronger focus on the impact of the Constitution upon contract law, specifically in relation to good faith, equity and public policy in contract, unfair contracts and unfair enforcement of a contract, and contains a substantially reworked chapter on contractual interpretation in light of recent
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Part 1: Nature and Basis of Contract
1Nature and Basis of Contract
Part 2: Formation of a Contract
2Offer and acceptance
3Mistake / Absence of Consensus
4Improperly Obtained Consensus
Part 3: Requirements of a valid contract
8Possibility and Certainty
Part 4: Contents and operation of a Contract
9Parties to Contracts
10Obligations and Terms
11Interpretation of Contracts
Part 5: Breach of Contract
12Forms of Breach
13Remedies for Breach
Part 6: Transfer and Termination of Rights and Obligations
15Termination of Obligations
Part 7: Drafting
16Drafting of Contracts
Part 8: The
17The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
The text is directed at university courses in contract law, which are offered at second or third year level of the LLB programme.