oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Pure comparative law and legal science in a mixed legal system

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Because of the cultural diversity which underlies the South African legal system much academic effort has been, and still is being, wasted upon how we would like to see things, and too little concern with what we already have. This paper is an attempt to redress the balance, to be more constructive. In this article the emphasis is upon the richness of South Africa's shared legal tradition, a richness which is derived from the fact that it is a shared tradition. The type of study which author advocates is aimed to be "pure comparative law", a branch of legal science.

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