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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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The Law of Privilege

Edited by: Bankim Thanki
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Visser & Potgieter: Law of Damages 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780702194139
Previous Edition ISBN: 0702159220
Published: January 2012
Publisher: Juta Law
Country of Publication: South Africa
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00

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This is the long-awaited third edition of the influential and highly regarded Visser & Potgieter Law of Damages.

The new edition deals with the new legislation affecting the law of damages, including the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act 19 of 2005, the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008.

A large number of important Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court judgments and academic contributions since 2003 relating to most fields of the law of damages in both delict and contract are examined in the new editions.

South Africa, Other Jurisdictions
•Part 1: General concepts and principles of the law of damages
- Definition, nature and scope, object, systematics, sources, history and terminology of the law of damages
- The concept of damages
- The nature, causing and forms of patrimonial loss
- The assessment of patrimonial loss
- The nature and assessment of non-patrimonial loss (injury to personality)
- Prospective damage and lucrum cessans
- The 'once and for all' rule and causes of action
- The nature, assessment, object and form of damages for patrimonial loss
- The forms, nature and object of damages and satisfaction in the case of non-patrimonial loss (injury to personality)
- The collateral source rule and compensating advantages (res inter alios acta)
- Miscellaneous principles regarding recovery of damages and satisfaction
•Part 2: Damages in specific cases of breach of contract
•Part 3: Damages and satisfaction in certain forms of delict
- The quantum of damages for patrimonial loss caused by certain forms of delict
- The quantum of damages for patrimonial loss caused by bodily injury, death or the infringement of personality rights
- The quantum of damages and satisfaction for non-patrimonial loss (injury to personality)
•Part 4: Procedural matters, costs etc, and private international law
•Table of cases
•Table of statutes