The sixth edition of Guide to Business Law offers a clear, practical and contemporary introduction to the basic principles of commercial law, addressing a broad spectrum of content which includes all modern aspects of the field. The sixth edition is updated and revised, and is more concise and accessible than ever before. Extensive examples, case illustrations and assessment materials are provided to enhance understanding and facilitate practical application.
- The text's approach is simple, concise and accessible: this makes it particularly well-suited to courses which adopt a less detailed approach.
- The text offers a helpful pedagogical structure: objectives, clear chapter structure, tables, highlighted cases, diagrams, flow charts and a glossary.
- A rich bank of assessment resources is available, and the 6th edition offers a substantial collection of automatic self-assessment resources.
Part 1: THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGAL SYSTEM
1The Concept of Law
2Sources of Law and the origins of our legal system
3Court structures and jurisdiction
4Officers of the court and the Law, and the development of Law
5Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
Part 2: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT
6Formation of valid contract
7Lawfulness of contract
8Capacity to contract
9Serious intention to contract
10Communication - Offer and Acceptance
11Certainty of terms of contract
12Reality of consent
13Possibility of performance
14Common contractual provisions and third parties to a contract
15Termination of contract and remedies
Part 3: SPECIFIC BUSINESS CONTRACTS
18Lease and occupancy
20Securities and other forms of mitigating risk
21Negotiable instruments and other forms of payment
Part 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT
Part 5: BUSINESS ORGANISATION
25Sole proprietorship, partnership and joint ventuers
26Close corporations, trusts and co-operatives
Part 6: BUSINESS CONDUCT
28Corporate governance and insider trading
29Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
Part 7: ONLINE CHAPTERS
32A brief history of South Africa
33The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
This text is well suited as core course material for students who are studying commercial law as a module of a commercial diploma or degree, at undergraduate level and at business schools.