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Department of Private Law

Undergraduate

(DLR 320) LAW OF DELICT 320 – 4 lectures p.w. (15 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) General principles of the law of delict.
(b) Capita selecta from the principles applicable to specific delicts.

(ERF 211) LAW OF SUCCESSION 211 – 2 lectures and 1 tutorial p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) Testate succession.

(ERF 221) LAW OF SUCCESSION 221 – 2 lectures and 1 tutorial p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) Intestate succession.
(b) Administration of estates:
  • Function of the Master;
  • Appointment and function of the executor;
  • The executor's account; and
  • Aspects of estate duty

(FMR 110) FAMILY LAW 110 – 2 lectures p.w. (7 credits) (For LLB, BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) Introduction to family law.
(b) Relevant fundamental rights.
(c) The engagement.
(d) General principles regarding the coming into existence of a marriage.
(e) Void, voidable and putative marriages.
(f) The invariable consequences of the marriage.
(g) Basic principles regarding the legal relationship between child and parent.

(FMR 120) FAMILY LAW 120 – 2 lectures p.w. (7 credits) (For LLB, BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) The variable consequences of a marriage.
(b) Principles regarding the dissolution of a marriage.
(c) The consequences of the dissolution of a marriage.

(IPR 410) INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LAW 410 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

(a) Theoretical and historical background.
(b) Conceptual problems.
(c) Determination of foreign law.
(d) Conflict rules for the determination of an appropriate norm of the
(i) family law;
(ii) law of contract;
(iii) law of delict;
(iv) law of things; and
(v) law of succession.
(e) Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements.

(IGZ 320) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW 320 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

(a) General principles of intellectual property law.
(b) Copyright.
(c) Law relating to inventions and designs.
(d) Trademark law.
(e) Law relating to plant breeders' rights.
(f) Law of competition.

(KID 410) CHILD LAW 410 – 2 lpw (10 credits)(For LLB)

(a) The status of children in South African law
(b) The constitutional protection of children
(c) General principles of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005
(d) Parental responsibilities and rights
(e) Children courts
(f) Adoption and alternative care
(g) International instruments pertaining to children’s rights
(h) Inter-country adoption and international abduction
(i) Children and the criminal justice system

(KTR 210) LAW OF CONTRACT 210 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) General principles of the law of obligations.
(b) Formation of the contract.
(c) Content of the contract.
(d) Interpretation of written contracts.

(KTR 220) LAW OF CONTRACT 220 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) Breach of contract.
(b) Remedies for contracts.
(c) Termination of contractual obligations.
(d) Drafting of contracts.

(OWR 420) LAW OF EDUCATION 420 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

(a) Introduction to the nature and role of the law of education.
(b) Fundamental right to education and constitutional principles relevant to education.
(c) Certain specific rights of students, learners, parents and educators.
(d) Basic legal principles of education management in public schools.
(e) Basic legal principles regarding tertiary education.
(f) Other relevant aspects of the law of education.

(PCS 410) PRIVATE LAW 410 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

Capita selecta from any of the following:
(a) Enrichment.
(b) Session.
(c) Any other part of private law.

(PSR 110) LAW OF PERSONS 110 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

The material legal rules in respect of the coming into existence, private law status and termination of a natural person or legal subject.

(RPR 210) LEGAL PLURALISM 210 – 2 lectures + 1 tutorial p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB, BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) Indigenous culture groups, their culture, and the definition of legal pluralism.
(b) Law of persons and family law of indigenous culture groups.
(c) Indigenous law of delict.
(d) Indigenous law of succession.
(e) Indigenous law of contract.
(f) Legal conflict and court structure.
(g) Legal systems based on religion in South Africa.

(SAR 310) LAW OF THINGS 310 – 4 lectures p.w. (15 credits) (For LLB and BA/BCom specialising in Law)

(a) General principles of the law of things.
(b) Constitutional aspects.
(c) Control (possession and holdership).
(d) Ownership (including joint ownership and sectional-title property).
(e) Limited real rights (including servitudes, limiting provisions, public servitudes, mineral rights and real security rights).

(SGR 410) LAW OF DAMAGES 410 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

(a) General principles and doctrines of the law of damages.
(b) Specific principles regarding delictual damages.
(c) Specific principles regarding contractual damages.
(d) Procedural principles in the law of damages.

(TBS 410) TRUSTS AND ESTATES 410 – 2 lectures p.w. (10 credits) (For LLB)

(a) Estate planning.
(b) Aspects of trust law.
(c) Administration of deceased estates.