oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The South African Sectional Titles Act in historical perspective: an analysis and evaluation

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



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.

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