Areinhard Zimmermann and Daniel Visser

in Southern Cross

Published in print November 1996 | ISBN: 9780198260875
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682162 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide a doctrinal history of South African law. It then discusses the Roman-Dutch heritage of South African private law, the three graces of South African law, law reporting in South Africa during the colonial period (1857–1910) and from 1910 onwards, and the growth of legal literature in South Africa.

Keywords: South African law; legal history; law reporting; legal literature

Chapter.  15763 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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