Viewed in the light of basic legal principle, the Sectional Titles Act has introduced three radical innovations into the South African law of property. If we are to grasp the nature and scope of these innovations fully, it is essential to examine them against the background of our common law concepts (a) of ownership; (b) of co-ownership; and (c) of land as the object of such ownership. However, before attempting to fill in the necessary background, this article begins by formulating and analysing the innovations themselves so as to give a preliminary overall view.
One of the subjects to be discussed at the proposed Third Law of the Sea Conference which will be held during 1974, is that of historic bays. The lack of unanimity by the international community on the varying interests states in such bays, eg strategic and economic, can be found in the usual causes leading to legal dissension in international law. This article is an attempt to look at state practice, judicial decisions and the opinions of publicists on the issue. It is hoped that by using this approach, some common features which can be welded into an acceptable principle can be put forward.
A consciousness of and concern for the problem of air pollution is of crucial importance : it is only against a background of general consciousness and concern, coupled with effective action by those controlling air pollution, that enforcement of the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act will be maximally eff ective.
The economic integration of South Africa (including Namibia) with Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (hereafter referred to as BLS) which dates back to the end of the 1 9th century, operates at several levels. Of the forms of co-operation mentioned above only the customs union has been institutionalised, and we will limit our discussion of economic regionalism in Southern Africa to an analysis of this customs union, though a few words will be added about the de facto Rand monetary union which, it is generally expected, will be institutionalized in the foreseeable future.