The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902 1936

Author: Martin Chanock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521791564
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Martin Chanock's definitive perspective on the development of South Africa's legal system in the early twentieth century examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; Land, Labour and 'Rule of Law' questions. His revisionist analysis of the South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes of legal colonization, while the consideration of the interaction between imported doctrine and legislative models with local contexts and approaches also provides a basis for understanding the re-fashioning of law under circumstances of post-colonialism and globalization.

Die Unterwerfung der Welt

Author: Wolfgang Reinhard
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406687199
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sie kamen, sahen und eroberten – 600 Jahre lang haben Europäer die Welt erkundet, unterworfen und ausgebeutet. Doch zugleich haben sie zahllose Impulse für die Entstehung unserer heutigen Welt gegeben und empfangen. Denn die europäische Expansion war keine Einbahnstraße, sondern ein jahrhundertelanger Prozess der Interaktionen. In Wolfgang Reinhards monumentalem Werk hat die Vorgeschichte der Globalisierung zu einer einzigartigen Gesamtdarstellung gefunden. Der renommierte Historiker beschreibt von den frühen Anfängen der europäischen Expansion in Antike und Mittelalter bis zu den langwierigen Dekolonisationen des 20. Jahrhunderts einen weltgeschichtlichen Vorgang von gewaltigen zeitlichen und räumlichen Dimensionen. Ob er über die Handelssysteme in Asien berichtet oder über die künstliche Welt der Plantagen mit ihren Sklaven, über ökologische Folgen oder konfliktträchtige politische Hinterlassenschaften der europäischen Expansion, stets ist seine beeindruckend kenntnisreiche Geschichte spannend zu lesen und geprägt von dem Interesse nicht nur an den Europäern, sondern auch an – den Anderen.

Der Unterschied zwischen dinglichen und pers nlichen Rechten an Immobilien im s dafrikanischen Recht

Author: Arne Schmieke
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 382886936X
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Die hybride südafrikanische Rechtsordnung stellt aus rechtsvergleichender bzw. rechtserschließender Perspektive einen besonderen Reiz dar. Das kolonialgeschichtlich bedingte südafrikanische Zusammenspiel von römischholländischem Recht und englischem Common Law ist einzigartig. In Abwesenheit eines numerus clausus der Sachenrechte sehen sich südafrikanische Gerichte regelmäßig der Frage ausgesetzt, ob ein Recht an einer Immobilie dinglicher oder persönlicher Natur ist. Denn nur ein dingliches Recht kann in das südafrikanische Liegenschaftsregister eingetragen werden und genießt sodann dessen Schutz. Die im Laufe der Zeit entwickelten Theorien zur Unterscheidung zwischen dinglichen und persönlichen Rechten sind ebenso vielfältig wie unvollkommen. Weder lässt sich die Dinglichkeit eines Rechts anhand des jeweiligen Bezugsgegenstands bestimmen noch anhand des Personenkreises, gegenüber dem es durchsetzbar ist. Die Rechtsprechung bemüht seit über 120 Jahren den sogenannten "Subtraktions-Test", der die Dinglichkeit anhand der mit dem Recht korrespondierenden Pflicht zu bestimmen versucht. Nur wenn diese Pflicht eine Subtraktion vom Eigentum darstelle, sei das entsprechende Recht dinglicher Natur. Anhand einer umfassenden Auswertung südafrikanischer Rechtsquellen arbeitet Arne Schmieke erstmalig die dort vorherrschende Herangehensweise hinsichtlich der Unterscheidung zwischen dinglichen und persönlichen Rechten an Immobilien in deutscher Sprache heraus und konzentriert die vorhandenen Theorien in einem einheitlichen Lösungsansatz.

The Constitution of South Africa

Author: Heinz Klug
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317413
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South Africa's 1996 'Final' Constitution is widely recognised as the crowning achievement of the country's dramatic transition to democracy. This transition began with the unbanning of the liberation movements and release of Nelson Mandela from prison in February 1990. This book presents the South African Constitution in its historical and social context, providing students and teachers of constitutional law and politics an invaluable resource through which to understand the emergence, development and continuing application of the supreme law of South Africa. The chapters present a detailed analysis of the different provisions of the Constitution, providing a clear, accessible and informed view of the constitution's structure and role in the new South Africa. The main themes include: a description of the historical context and emergence of the constitution through the democratic transition; the implementation of the constitution and its role in building a new democratic society; the interaction of the constitution with the existing law and legal institutions, including the common law, indigenous law and traditional authorities; as well as a focus on the strains placed on the new constitutional order by both the historical legacies of apartheid and new problems facing South Africa. Specific chapters address the historical context, the legal, political and philosophical sources of the constitution, its principles and structure, the bill of rights, parliament and executive as well as the constitution's provisions for cooperative government and regionalism. The final chapter discusses the challenges facing the Constitution and its aspirations in a democratic South Africa.The book is written in an accessible style, with an emphasis on clarity and concision. It includes a list of references for further reading at the end of each chapter.

The Man before the Mahatma

Author: Charles DiSalvo
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184003382
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At the age of eighteen, a shy and timid Mohandas Gandhi leaves his home in Gujarat for a life on his own. At forty-five, a confident and fearless Gandhi, ready to boldly lead his country to freedom, returns to India. What transforms him? The law. The Man before the Mahatma is the first biography of Gandhi’s life in the law. It follows Gandhi on his journey of self-discovery during his law studies in Britain, his law practice in India and his enormous success representing wealthy Indian merchants in South Africa, where relentless attacks on Indian rights by the white colonial authorities cause him to give up his lucrative representation of private clients for public work—the representation of the besieged Indian community in South Africa. As he takes on the most powerful governmental, economic and political forces of his day, he learns two things: that unifying his professional work with his political and moral principles not only provides him with satisfaction, it also creates in him a strong, powerful voice. Using the courtrooms of South Africa as his laboratory for resistance, Gandhi learns something else so important that it will eventually have a lasting and worldwide impact: a determined people can bring repressive governments to heel by the principled use of civil disobedience. Using materials hidden away in archival vaults and brought to light for the first time, The Man before the Mahatma puts the reader inside dramatic experiences that changed Gandhi’s life forever and have never been written about—until now.

South Africa s Gold Mines the Politics of Silicosis

Author: Jock McCulloch
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010598
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Examines the silicosis crisis in the South African mining industry, and reveals how the rate of, often fatal, tuberculosis among black migrant miners was hidden for over a century.

From Cape Town to Kabul

Author: Professor Penelope Andrews
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140947240X
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Using her experience of living under apartheid and witnessing its downfall and the subsequent creation of new governments in South Africa, the author examines and compares gender inequality in societies undergoing political and economic transformation. By applying this process of legal transformation as a paradigm, the author applies this model to Afghanistan. These two societies serve as counterpoints through which the book engages, in a nuanced and novel way, with the many broader issues that flow from the attempts in newly democratic societies to give effect to the promise of gender equality. Developing the idea of ‘conditional interdependence’, the book suggests a new approach based on the communitarian values which underpin newly democratic societies and would allow women’s rights to gain momentum and reap greater benefits. Broad in its thematic approach, the book generates challenging and complex questions about the achievement of gender equality. It will be of interest to academics interested in gender and human rights, international and comparative law.