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.

Course outline:

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%.