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The Land Is Ours - Black Lawyers And The Birth Of Constitutionalism In South Africa (Paperback): Tembeka Ngcukaitobi The Land Is Ours - Black Lawyers And The Birth Of Constitutionalism In South Africa (Paperback)
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi 8
R280 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R51 (18%) In stock

The Land Is Ours tells the story of South Africa’s first black lawyers, who operated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an age of aggressive colonial expansion, land dispossession and forced labour, these men believed in a constitutional system that respected individual rights and freedoms, and they used the law as an instrument against injustice.

The book follows the lives, ideas and careers of Henry Sylvester Williams, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Ngcubu Poswayo and George Montsioa, who were all members of the ANC. It analyses the legal cases they took on, explores how they reconciled the law with the political upheavals of the day, and considers how they sustained their fidelity to the law when legal victories were undermined by politics.

The Land Is Ours shows that these lawyers developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm. The book is particularly relevant in light of current calls to scrap the Constitution and its protections of individual rights: it clearly demonstrates that, from the beginning, the struggle for freedom was based on the idea of the rule of law.

The Expert Landlord - Practical Tips For South African Landlords (Paperback): David Beattie The Expert Landlord - Practical Tips For South African Landlords (Paperback)
David Beattie 1
R195 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R65 (33%) In stock

You have a residential investment property. Perhaps you are already renting it out. But are you doing it like a pro and do you know how to maximise your return from it?

In this book, property management expert David Beattie distils two decades of experience into easy-to-implement steps and shows you how to manage your property like a professional landlord. His goal is to help you make more money in less time and with fewer hassles, by showing you how to run your property investment like a business; navigate and comply with South African rental laws with ease; attract, screen, place and keep high-quality tenants; ensure successful and consistent rent collection; and maintain your property with the least effort and money.

The book also includes templates for all the documents the prospective landlord needs.

Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback): Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston,... Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback)
Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston, Ben Cousins 2
R295 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R22 (7%) In stock

A title deed = tenure security. Or does it? This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterise South Africa.

The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an ‘edifice’, against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked. However, the majority of South Africans gain access to land and housing through very different processes, which this book calls social or off-register tenures. These tenures are poorly understood, a gap Untitled aims to address. The book reveals that ‘informal’ and customary property systems can be well organised, often providing substantial tenure security, but lack official recognition and support. This makes them difficult to service and vulnerable to elite capture.

Policy interventions usually aim to formalise these arrangements by issuing title deeds. The case studies in this book, which span both rural and urban contexts in South Africa, examine these interventions and the unintended consequences they often give rise to. Interventions based on an understanding of locally embedded property relations are more likely to succeed than those that attempt to transform them into registered tenures. However, emerging practices hit intractable obstacles associated with the ‘edifice’, which only a substantial transformation of the legal paradigms can overcome.

Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros 2
R290 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R71 (24%) Within 4 - 8 working days

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the LCHF/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Experienced journalist Marika Sboros provides the full backstory to the HPCSA hearing, which reads like something out of a spy novel.

Written in an accessible style, Lore of Nutrition is informative, highly controversial and an eye-opener for anyone who cares about their health.

The Man Who Founded The ANC - A Biography Of Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Paperback): Bongani Ngqulunga The Man Who Founded The ANC - A Biography Of Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Paperback)
Bongani Ngqulunga 8
R290 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R61 (21%) Within 4 - 8 working days

It is well known that the African National Congress was formed in 1912 and is considered the oldest political organisation on the African continent. What is often not widely known is that the person who founded it was one Pixley ka Isaka Seme, a thirty-year-old black South African from Inanda outside the city of Durban.

What is remarkable about Seme’s achievement in founding the ANC is not only that he succeeded where most had failed at forging black political unity. It is also the speed at which he did it. He had just returned to South Africa from the United Kingdom and the United States of America, where he had been a student since he was a teenager. In slightly over a year the founding conference of the ANC was convened and he was at its helm as the main organiser.

Seme also established a national newspaper, became one of the pioneering black lawyers in South Africa, bought land from white farmers for black settlement right at the time when opposition to it was gaining momentum, became a sought-after adviser and confidant to African royalty, and was considered a leading visionary for black economic empowerment. And yet, when he became president general of the ANC in the 1930s, he brought it to its knees through sheer ineptitude and an authoritarian style of leadership. On more than one occasion he was found guilty for breaching the law, which partly led to him being struck off the roll of attorneys.

This book discusses in detail Seme’s extraordinary life, from his humble beginnings at Inanda Mission to his triumphs and disappointments across the continents, in his public and private life. When Seme died in 1951 he was bankrupt and his political standing had suffered greatly. And yet he was praised as one of the greatest South Africans ever to have lived. For all this, he has largely been forgotten. This biography brings the remarkable life of this extraordinary South African back to public consciousness.

Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys,... Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys, Ernest Manamela
R398 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R69 (17%) In stock

This now well established labour law text has been updated to reflect the law as of September 2017.

Labour Law Rules has provided a highly accessible text on labour, equity, social security and skills development laws over many years. It discusses these laws against a background of the country supporting the principle of ‘decent work,’ high unemployment, the insufficient creation of sustainable and decent jobs, and income inequality, all exacerbated by an increase in atypical work, skills shortages, as well as insufficient enforcement of laws.

Rule Of Law - A Memoir (Paperback): Glynnis Breytenbach, Nechama Brodie Rule Of Law - A Memoir (Paperback)
Glynnis Breytenbach, Nechama Brodie 2
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) In stock

In Rule Of Law, Glynnis Breytenbach reflects back on her career as a prosecutor, including specific cases she has tried, and on her life to provide a fascinating commentary on the importance of the independence of judicial institutions and the precariousness of this independence.

Her current challenges are directly linked to how outspoken she is and how she continues to campaign fiercely for the rule of law in this country.

South African Family Law (Paperback, 4th): South African Family Law (Paperback, 4th)
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R719 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R149 (21%) In stock
South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 4
R626 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R137 (22%) In stock

South African Constitutional Law In Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law.

Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback): Jonathan Klaaren, Simon... Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback)
Jonathan Klaaren, Simon Roberts, Imraan Valodia
R380 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R35 (9%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law And Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa.

Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa. By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature.

It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.

The South African Law of Persons (Paperback, 5th Edition): Jacqueline Heaton The South African Law of Persons (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Jacqueline Heaton 1
R680 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R111 (16%) In stock

The South African Law of Persons provides law students with a thorough understanding of the principles of the law of persons.

In a concise and comprehensive manner, the publication includes discussion of the implications of the constitutional principles of the law of persons.

Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback): Kim McCusker Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback)
Kim McCusker 5
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.

13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.

"The stories were about me. I was there. I am Kim McCusker - the girl who was dragged by a taxi. This, as I experienced it, is the true version of events."

Casebook On The South African Law Of Persons / Vonnisbundel Oor Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg (Afrikaans, English, Paperback,... Casebook On The South African Law Of Persons / Vonnisbundel Oor Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg (Afrikaans, English, Paperback, 5th Edition)
Jacqueline Heaton
R680 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R91 (13%) In stock

The Casebook on South African Family Law provides a clear and concise analysis of the facts and principles enunciated by the courts on the law of family.

It contains commentary and extracts from cases referred to in South African Family Law.

This work reflects the law as at 31 July 2004. Decisions up to July 2004 have been considered for inclusion.

Deceased Estates (Paperback, 11th Edition): B. de Clercq, M.C. Schoeman-Malan, P. de W. van der Spuy Deceased Estates (Paperback, 11th Edition)
B. de Clercq, M.C. Schoeman-Malan, P. de W. van der Spuy
R577 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R108 (19%) In stock

Both the law of testate succession and the law of intestate succession are of major importance to the administrator of an estate in determining how estate assets should be distributed.

The most important aspects of these branches of the law are regulated by legislation. There are, however, aspects of the law that are based on common law and which are not governed by legislation. These matters, such as the interpretation of wills, aspects regarding the capacity to inherit, accrual and massing are also discussed.

The Lion & The Thespian - The True Story Of Prime Minister JG Strydom's Marriage To The Actress Marda Vanne (Paperback):... The Lion & The Thespian - The True Story Of Prime Minister JG Strydom's Marriage To The Actress Marda Vanne (Paperback)
David Bloomberg 1
R300 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R23 (8%) In stock

Margaretha van Hulsteyn (also known as Scrappy) is the daughter of respected Pretoria attorney Sir Willem van Hulsteyn, and she's an aspiring actress. While studying in London after the Great War, Scrappy changes her name to Marda Vanne and enters into a relationship with one of the foremost actresses of her day, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies.

However, on a visit to her parents in the Union of South Africa, Marda meets Hans Strydom, an attorney and uncompromising radical politician with the soubriquet ‘The Lion of the North’. Their meeting changes the course of her life, at least temporarily… Strydom went on to become a principal progenitor of the harshest discriminatory legislation which endured for decades until his nephew, President FW de Klerk, in a volte-face, dismantled the laws of apartheid.

A work of biographical fiction, The Lion & The Thespian is based on the true story of the marriage of Hans Strydom, prime minister of South Africa from 1954 to 1958, to the actress Marda Vanne. Veteran author David Bloomberg (former executive mayor of Cape Town, and founder of Metropolitan Life), following extensive reading and research, has adhered faithfully to the chronology of the lives of the main protagonists, their personalities and the historical facts with which they were associated. Creative license has allowed Bloomberg to recreate appropriate scenes and dialogue, complemented by reported sources and recorded speeches.

Applied Law For Police Officials (Paperback, 4th Edition): C.D. Joubert Applied Law For Police Officials (Paperback, 4th Edition)
C.D. Joubert 2
R540 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R119 (22%) In stock

In a society afflicted by serious crime, South African citizens look to the SA Police Service for protection. Under the Constitution, police officials are responsible for upholding the law. The purpose of this book is to give them the knowledge and understanding that will equip them to do so.

In order to investigate crime effectively and gather evidence that will enable the prosecuting authorities secure convictions after due process of law, police officials have to be familiar with the fundamental elements of criminal law, criminal procedure and the law of evidence. These principles are set out in Applied Law for Police Officials. There is a clear focus on the implications of these laws for police procedures. Applied Law for Police Officials highlights the importance of effective co-operation between an investigating officer and the victim of crime, other witnesses and the prosecutor, which will greatly improve the chances of a successful criminal prosecution.

To exercise their powers lawfully, police officials must also be aware of the social context in which their duties are performed and of the constitutional principles of human rights, which receive attention throughout this book. With its unique practical approach, addressing legal principles specifically relevant to police officials, Applied Law for Police Officials will help them to provide an effective service to the community.

Protest Nation - The Right To Protest In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Duncan Protest Nation - The Right To Protest In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Duncan 2
R395 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R38 (10%) In stock

South Africa has become a nation defined by its protests. Protests can, and do, bring societal problems to public attention in direct, at times dramatic, ways. But governments the world over are also tempted to suppress this right, as they often feel threatened by public challenges to their authority. Apartheid South Africa had a shameful history of repressing protests. The architects of the country's democracy expressed a determination to break with this past and recognise protest as a basic democratic right. Yet, today, there is concern about the violent nature of protests.

Protest Nation challenges the dominant narrative that it has become necessary for the state to step in to limit the right to protest in the broader public interest because media and official representations have created a public perception that violence has become endemic to protests. Bringing together data gathered from municipalities, the police, protestor and activist interviews, as well as media reports, the book analyses the extent to which the right to protest is respected in democratic South Africa. It throws a spotlight on the municipal role in enabling or mostly thwarting the right.

This book is a call to action to defend the right to protest: a right that is clearly under threat. It also urges South Africans to critique the often-skewed public discourses that inform debates about protests and their limitations.

Trapped (Paperback): Sam Scarborough Trapped (Paperback)
Sam Scarborough
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 In stock

She was confident, beautiful and financially secure. When she arrived in London with her daughter the future looked bright and she was hoping for a lasting, mature relationship. But within days, things started to go wrong. Was he manipulating her? Maybe it was all in her head? She started a diary, evidence to reassure herself that she wasn’t going mad. This is the true story of a strong, independent woman's descent into abuse, and how she eventually escaped.

Justice Served? - The Trial And Conviction Of Bob Hewitt (Paperback): Jamaine Krige Justice Served? - The Trial And Conviction Of Bob Hewitt (Paperback)
Jamaine Krige 1
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) In stock

In 1992, former Grand Slam tennis champion Bob Hewitt was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was indefinitely suspended following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from women he coached as young girls.

On 23 March 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault after a watershed trial that has changed the legal landscape and how the South African judicial system prosecutes historic rape.

This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the trial that shook the foundations of the international sporting world. It follows the case against Hewitt instituted by Suellen Sheehan and two fellow accusers, only a few of the dozens of survivors who allegedly suffered abuse at his hands. The result was a six-year prison sentence handed down to the frail 75-year-old, more than 30 years after his crimes.

Justice Served? The Trial and Conviction of Bob Hewitt covers various perspectives of the trial, from that of the state prosecutor to the defence advocate and other key role-players, includes Hewitt’s appeal of sentence in 2016, and chronicles the spectacular fall from grace of a world-famous tennis legend.

Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th): Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th)
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R1,025 R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Save R226 (22%) In stock

The Casebook on South African Family Law provides a clear and concise analysis of the facts and principles enunciated by the courts on the law of family.

It contains commentary and extracts from cases referred to in South African Family Law.

This work reflects the law as at 31 July 2004. Decisions up to July 2004 have been considered for inclusion.

Law Of Delict (Paperback, 7th Edition): J. Neethling Law Of Delict (Paperback, 7th Edition)
J. Neethling 2
R1,056 R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Save R207 (20%) In stock

The seventh edition of Law of delict, appearing simultaneously with the Afrikaans version thereof, was revised and updated in the seventh edition of Law of delict, appearing simultaneously with the Afrikaans version thereof, was revised and updated in light of new legal authority and literature which naturally necessitated an adaptation of legal principles and theoretical points of view. In particular, special attention was given to the lively debate on delictual principles that has taken place in academic and judicial circles since the appearance of the last edition, especially on the relationship between wrongfulness, negligence and legal causation. Case law was updated to the September 2014 South African law reports. In light of new legal authority and literature which naturally necessitated an adaptation of legal principles and theoretical points of view. In particular, special attention was given to the lively debate on delictual principles that has taken place in academic and judicial circles since the appearance of the last edition, especially on the relationship between wrongfulness, negligence and legal causation.

Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed): C.R. Snyman Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed)
C.R. Snyman 1
R399 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R39 (10%) In stock

This criminal law casebook contains excerpts from the most important South African judgments on criminal law. Some shorter judgments are printed in full. Each case is preceded by a brief summary of the facts in the law followed by a note explaining the importance of the judgment. Afrikaans judgments are translated into English. The book also contains an introduction explaining the meanings of important concepts and expressions found in judgments. This is of great value to students who are inexperienced in reading judgments. The four previous editions of this casebook have proven to be an ideal and necessary aid in the study of criminal law.

A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition): A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
R362 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R71 (20%) In stock

This newly updated text equips nurses and other health-care professionals to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice.

Informative and relevant, The A-Z of Nursing Law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation that affect the nursing profession. As the only local book of this nature, it has become an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals.

Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will also find it useful.

The Historical Foundations of South African Private Law (Paperback, 2nd edition): J. Thomas, B.C. Stoop, C.G. Van der Merwe The Historical Foundations of South African Private Law (Paperback, 2nd edition)
J. Thomas, B.C. Stoop, C.G. Van der Merwe
R745 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R66 (9%) In stock

This book discuss some fundamental changes in South African legal education. One of these changes is the introduction at first year level of a course in the basics of the law and the development of legal skills. At several universities, Roman law will be taught to students at first year level. Roman law is both foundation and basic superstructure of South African private law. This new work promotes a proper understanding of Roman legal development and is an essential study guide for students of Roman law.

Student Handbook On Civil Procedure (Paperback, 7th Edition): J.A. Faris Student Handbook On Civil Procedure (Paperback, 7th Edition)
J.A. Faris
R591 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R72 (12%) In stock
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