GCM Legal Wiki

Within these pages you will find an abundance of information that can by used as a Legal Wiki / Glossary / Dictionary that can provide an insight into the South Africa Legal system.

Administrative Law

South African administrative law is the branch of public law in that country which regulates the legal relations of public authorities,...

Bill of Rights

Chapter Two of the Constitution of South Africa contains the Bill of Rights , a human rights charter that protects the civil,...

Civil Procedure

Civil procedure in South Africa sets out the rules and standards that courts follow in that country when adjudicating civil suits...

Company Law

South African company law is that body of rules which regulates corporations formed under the Companies Act.[1] A company is...

Constitution of South Africa

The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the country of South Africa. It provides the legal foundation for the...

Constitutional Court of South Africa

The Constitutional Court of South Africa is a supreme constitutional court established by the Constitution of South Africa ....

Constitutional Law

South African constitutional law is the area of South African law relating to the interpretation and application of the Constitution...

Contract Law

South African contract law is ‘essentially a modernised version of the Roman-Dutch law of contract’,[1] which is itself roo...

Conveyancer

A Conveyancer is an attorney admitted in South Africa who also submitted himself/herself the conveyancing exams and is thus ...

Copyright Law

The copyright law of South Africa governs copyright, the right to control the use and distribution of artistic and creative works,...

Courts of South Africa

The courts of South Africa are the civil and criminal courts responsible for the administration of justice in South Africa. They...

Criminal Law

South African criminal law is the body of national law relating to crime in South Africa. In the definition of Van der Walt et...

Criminal Procedure

Criminal procedure in South Africa refers to the adjudication process of that country's criminal law. It forms part of procedural...

Customary Law

South African customary law refers to that usually uncodified legal system developed and practised by the indigenous communities...

Environmental Law

South African environmental law describes the legal rules in South Africa relating to the social, economic, philosophical and...

Equality in the Constitution

Section Nine of the Constitution of South Africa guarantees equality before the law and freedom from discrimination to the people...

Family Law

South African family law is concerned with those legal rules in South Africa which pertain to familial relationships.[1] It...

High Court of South Africa

The High Court of South Africa is a superior court of law in South Africa. At present it is divided into seven provincial divisions,...

Insolvency Law

Insolvency in South African law refers to a status of diminished legal capacity (capitis diminutio ) imposed by the courts on...

Labour Appeal Court

The Labour Appeal Court is a South African court that hears appeals from the Labour Court . The court was established by the...

Labour Court

The Labour Court is a South African court that handles labour law cases, that is, disputes arising from the relationship between...

Labour Law

South African labour law regulates the relationship between employers, employees and trade unions in the Republic of South Africa. History...

Law of Succession

The South African law of succession prescribes the rules which determine the devolution of a person’s estate after his death, a...

Law of Agency

The law of agency in South Africa regulates the performance of a juristic act on behalf or in the name of one person ("the principal")...

Law of Delict

The South African law of delict engages primarily with "the circumstances in which one person can claim compensation from another...

Law of evidence

The South African law of evidence forms part of the adjectival or procedural law of that country. It is based on English common...

Law of Persons

The law of persons in South Africa regulates the birth, private-law status and the death of a natural person.[1] [2] It determines...

Law of South Africa

South Africa has a 'hybrid' or 'mixed' legal system, formed by the interweaving of a number of distinct legal traditions: a civil la...

Legal Interpretation

Legal interpretation in South Africa refers to the juridical understanding of South African legislation and case law, and the...

Legal Latin Terms

A number of Latin terms are used in legal terminology and legal maxims. This is a partial list of these "legal Latin" terms,...

Magistrate's courts (South Africa)

The magistrates' courts are the lowest level of the court system in South Africa. They are the courts of first instance for...

Notary Public

A Notary Public is a specialist attorney admitted in South Africa who has also submitted himself/herself to the Notarial exams...

Partnerships and Trusts

Redirects to Company Law of South Africa

Patent System

The South African patent system is the system by which patents are granted in South Africa. As is the case in many other countries,...

Property Law

South African property law regulates the "rights of people in or over certain objects or things."[1] It is concerned, in other...

Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

The Supreme Court of Appeal or SCA is an appellate court in South Africa. It is located in Bloemfontein. History ...

 

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