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 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.

Features

  • The text is updated to reflect relevant case law and legislative developments
  • Facts of leading cases are expanded to support readers' understanding and application skills.
  • The text offers an expanded bank of ancillary materials which enrich and support teaching and learning
  • these include comprehensive assessment material, such as new 'word-match puzzles' and extra multiple choice questions
  • teaching presentations, and additional workbooks with a broad range of applied questions and exercises.

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
16Sale
17Credit agreements
18Lease and occupancy
19Insurance
20Securities and other forms of mitigating risk
21Negotiable instruments and other forms of payment
Part 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT
22Agency
23Employment
24Labour legislation
Part 5: BUSINESS ORGANISATION
25Sole proprietorship, partnership and joint ventuers
26Close corporations, trusts and co-operatives
27Corporations
Part 6: BUSINESS CONDUCT
28Corporate governance and insider trading
29Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
30Consumer protection
31Insolvency
Part 7: ONLINE CHAPTERS
32A brief history of South Africa
33The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
34Franchising
35Business Ethics
36Competition
37Delict
38Intellectual Property
39Cyber Law
40Privacy
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.
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