Book Reviews

Book Review – Employment Rights

Book Review – Employment Rights

by John Grogan (3rd Edition) (472 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Who first invented work, and bound the free and holiday-rejoicing spirit down to that dry drudgery at the desk's dry wood?"– Charles Lamb (1775-1834) This is the third edition of a...

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Book Review – Human Resource Management in Public Schools

Book Review – Human Resource Management in Public Schools

A Practical Guide by Jaco Deacon (310 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Who, with a natural instinct to discern, What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn."– William Wordsworth (1770-1850) The importance of education in South Africa cannot be...

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Book Review – Dugard’s International Law

Book Review – Dugard’s International Law

by John Dugard, Max Du Plessis, Tiyanjana Maluwa & Dire Tladi (Fifth Edition) (938 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none."– Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd...

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Book Review – Public Procurement Regulation

Book Review – Public Procurement Regulation

by Sope Williams-Elegbe and Geo Quinot (editors) (370 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master of very little else."– William Henry Beverage (1879-1963) Governments around the world...

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Book Review – Oil, Gas and Mining Law in Africa

Book Review – Oil, Gas and Mining Law in Africa

by Thierry Lauriol and Émilie Raynaud (584 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) The exploitation of natural...

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Book Review – Evidential Aspects of Law Enforcement

Book Review – Evidential Aspects of Law Enforcement

by Marga van Rooyen (433 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data"– from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) It has been demonstrated many times in South Africa, that...

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Book Review – Finsen’s The Building Contract

Book Review – Finsen’s The Building Contract

A Commentary on the JBCC Agreements (3rd Edition) by Stan Segal (601 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "When we build, let us think that we build forever."– John Ruskin (1819-1900) In the preface to the second edition of this book (2005), the author...

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Book Review – Principles of Market Abuse Regulation

Book Review – Principles of Market Abuse Regulation

A Comparative South African Perspective by Howard Chitimira (168 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get."– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Where there is money, there is mischief....

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Book Review – Applied Law for Police Officials

Book Review – Applied Law for Police Officials

(5th Edition) by Cerita Joubert (603 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner."– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) According to the South African...

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Book Review – Public Interest Litigation in SA

Book Review – Public Interest Litigation in SA

by Jason Brickhill (contributing Editor) (433 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The welfare of the people is the ultimate law"– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Litigation in the public interest has been enabled by the democratic Constitution of South...

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Book Review – Scott on Cession

Book Review – Scott on Cession

A Treatise on the Law in South Africa by Susan Scott (623 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The law regarding cession of actions… presupposes a triangle – a debtor, a creditor who becomes a cedant, and a third party, the cessionary, to whom the benefit...

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Book Review: UBUNTU An African Jurisprudence

Book Review: UBUNTU An African Jurisprudence

UBUNTU An African Jurisprudence by T W Bennett, assisted by AR Munro & P J Jacobs  (223 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The adoption of this Constitution lays the secure foundation for the people of South Africa to transcend the divisions and...

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Book Review: The Law of Arbitration

Book Review: The Law of Arbitration

The Law of Arbitration South African and International Arbitration by PAA RAMSDEN (Second Edition) (416 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The settlement or the solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be...

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Book Review: Undoing Delict

Book Review: Undoing Delict

The South African Law of Delict under the Constitution by Anton Fagan (316 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The common law is not to be trapped within the limitations of its past. It need not be interpreted in conditions of social and constitutional...

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Book Review: Trust Law in South Africa

Book Review: Trust Law in South Africa

By Walter D. Geach Editor: Louise du Toit (553 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody." – Agatha Christie (1891-1976) The law relating to trusts in South Africa is one of those areas...

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Book Review: The Law of the Sea

Book Review: The Law of the Sea

The African Union and its Member States Editors: Patrick Vrancken and Martin Tsamenyi (867 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale." – Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) Taking...

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Book Review: Child Law in South Africa (2nd Edition)

Book Review: Child Law in South Africa (2nd Edition)

Edited by Trynie Boezaart (853 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd - www.juta.co.za "Child! do not throw this book about; Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure." – Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Not every child...

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Law of Persons Sourcebook by Trynie Boezaart

Law of Persons Sourcebook by Trynie Boezaart

Reviewed by Louis Rood. The law relating to persons in South Africa, in all its complexity, diversity and intricacy has undergone significant constitutional reform, and continues to develop and respond to present-day cultural and societal changes. This is reflected in...

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Book Review: Criminal Procedure Handbook by J.J. Joubert

Book Review: Criminal Procedure Handbook by J.J. Joubert

Reviewed by Louis Rood. This comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and values underlying the rules that apply in criminal cases is an indispensable guide to this area of law. The authors set the context: “Crime is a reality of life, especially in...

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Book Review: Law of Persons by T Boezaart

Reviewed by Louis Rood. Every individual person is unique in personality, humanity, and being. Yet we all have much in common. We are conceived, we are born, we live and we die. This book, now in its sixth edition, deals concisely but comprehensively with all aspects...

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