The Law of Contract in South Africa, second edition, addresses the principles and practice of contract law to provide a rigorous and engaging introduction to this area of law. Designed to build understanding and support the development of key academic skills, this text is an invaluable companion for students of contract law courses as part of the LLB.
The book provides a comprehensive explanation of contract law in a concise and accessible format by integrating the common law, statutory law and constitutional perspectives. The text encourages applied, critical, and reflective learning, and the development of independent academic skills through engaging and practical pedagogical features.

The second edition of The Law of Contract in South Africa includes a new chapter addressing the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, to outline its impact and importance within contract law. The second edition also provides a useful resource for post-graduate courses and for legal practitioners wi shing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.

An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the book, and are available to lecturers to support conceptualisation, enrich teaching and learning, and encourage development of research skills.

The Law of Contract in South Africa, second edition, addresses the principles and practice of contract law to provide a rigorous and engaging introduction to this area of law. Designed to build understanding and support the development of key academic skills, this text is an invaluable companion for students of contract law courses as part of the LLB.
The book provides a comprehensive explanation of contract law in a concise and accessible format by integrating the common law, statutory law and constitutional perspectives. The text encourages applied, critical, and reflective learning, and the development of independent academic skills through engaging and practical pedagogical features.

The second edition of The Law of Contract in South Africa includes a new chapter addressing the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, to outline its impact and importance within contract law. The second edition also provides a useful resource for post-graduate courses and for legal practitioners wi shing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.

An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the book, and are available to lecturers to support conceptualisation, enrich teaching and learning, and encourage development of research skills.

Features

  • The author team is highly respected.
  • The text is particularly clear, accessible and appropriate for LLB contract law students. It offers a rigorous introduction to the subject whilst supporting understanding.
  • The text focuses on the development of academic skills. This assists students to engage with the subject interactively and to build independent reasoning skills.
  • The second edition offers a valuable new chapter which addresses the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 and assesses its impact in contract law.
  • A complementary test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation is available to lecturers in order to support and enrich teaching and learning.

Part One: Nature and basis of contract
1The nature and basis of Contract
Part Two: Formation of contract
2Offer and acceptance
3Mistake / absence of consensus
4Improperly obtained consensus
Part Three: Requirements of a valid contract
5Contractual capacity
6Formalities
7Legality
8Possibility and certainty
Part Four: Contents and operation of a Contract
9Parties to contracts
10Obligations and terms
11Interpretation of contracts
Part Five: Breach of contract
12Forms of breach
13Remedies for Breach
Part Six: Transfer and termination of rights and obligations
14Cession
15Termination of obligations
Part Seven: Drafting
16Drafting of contracts
Part Eight: The Consumer Protection Act
17Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
Undergraduate law students (LLB) studying the module on the law of contract.
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