The Law of Commerce in South Africa, Second Edition, provides a clear and practical introduction to various fields of commercial law, for students of accounting and other business disciplines. The text provides clear explanation and extensive illustrative examples to support understanding, as well as a helpful pedagogical structure which includes end-of-chapter questions to assess comprehension.
- The second edition of the text offers three new chapters, to provide frameworks of the following fields of law: Intellectual property law, Consumer law and Insolvency law. These additional chapters ensure that the text reflects contemporary legal fields and developments in South Africa and the worldwide commercial sphere.
- Each chapter in the book is authored by an eminent expert within the relevant field of law, ensuring that the text provides theoretical depth, academic rigour and valuable insights.
- The text explains concepts in clear and uncomplicated terms, providing extensive examples and practical applications which are drawn from everyday life and the business environment. This meaningful context supports understanding of unfamiliar legal concepts, and clearly connects legal principles with the objectives of the commercial environment.
- The text is specifically directed at a readership from commercial and non-law disciplines of study. Accordingly, the level, detail and approach of the legal theory is appropriate. The text presents content in a manner which is rigorous but applied, explaining the relevance of the law and its application in practice. This enables readers to study with greater understanding and efficiency, reducing confusion and frustration, and assisting lecturers to manage a pressurised curriculum.
1Introduction to the South African legal system
2The law of contract
3The law of sale
4The law of consumer credit agreements
5The law of lease
6The law of agency
7The law of real and personal security
8The law of insurance
10The law of negotiable instruments
11The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
12The law of intellectual property
13The law of insolvency