Part 1 of 3 in a series of articles published in 1968 discussing the question of exceptional rights of transit at customary International law. South Africa is entitled to deny the transit to or from Lesotho of all persons other than Lesotho nationals who are returning home from abroad. The latter category of persons appears to form the sole exception to the general rule.
A discussion regarding some of the laws, regulations and procedures of the Republic of South Africa which may influence the direct investment of foreign capital in this country. The purpose is, however, to indicate to some extent what legal implications may be involved in the establishment of a business enterprise in the Republic of South Africa by a foreign investor.
Although the South African law of delict still regards fault as the foundation of delictual liability, the first signs of a development in which fault as a requirement for liability is dispensed with in certain circumstances can already be seen, and this cannot be ignored by legal theory and practice. As a background to the discussion of the cases of risk liability in South African law, it is proposed to give a brief exposition of the position in the Continental and Anglo-American legal systems , where this development has already reached a relatively advanced stage.
In the last twenty years Germany has experienced an increase in its foreign trade to a degree which few would have thought possible. This development has confronted practice, doctrine and the courts with a series of problems - one of the most important of which was how to determine the proper law of contract.
The two judgments of the Lesotho Court of Appeal in the case of MokoIo Ramone v Rex (sic), delivered on the 14th of April, 1 967, and the 1 8 th of September, 1967, respectively, involve a number of important and interesting questions regarding extenuating circumstances in a murder trial and the powers and practice of the Court of Appeal in appeals from decisions which negative the existence of extenuating circumstances. The questions become all the more interesting when compared with the law of the Republic of South Africa.
The transplant of a company from the body of its country of incorporation to that of another country requires intricate planning and the co-ordinated conduct of numerous bodies, including the Parliaments of both the "donor" and the "donee" countries. 11
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