Law of Delict
Intermediate Level, half course, first semester, 36 lectures and tutorials
18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7
Convener: Professor A G Fagan
Course entry requirements: All Preliminary courses have to have been completed.
The course deals with the general principles of the South African law of delict and their application to specific delicts. Among the topics that could be discussed are the following: fault (negligence and intent), wrongfulness, causation, remoteness, damage, contributory negligence and the apportionment of damages, self-defence, necessity, statutory authority, consent, vicarious liability, omissions, pure economic loss, emotional shock, defamation, privacy, wrongful arrest, and insult.
DP requirements: Please refer to the course handout and/or the intermediate year schedule.
Assessment: Coursework 30%, November examination 70%.