Death has always been an event of crucial significance in religion, and in the practical application of the law it is an important juristic fact. Yet in Western society death as such, and in particular dying as the final act or process in the human existence, has virtually been tabooed until very recently.
The independence of Ciskei and the possiblity of more selfgoverning Black states at present falling under the Republic's umbrella of ultimate sovereignity following the same course, mayor may not comply with everyone's political philosophy of this country's future constitutional dispensation. Be that as it may, from a legal point of view Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei exist as a fact and the law must take cognizance of this situation. One of the first topics to raise its head in this context is the question of patents. National patent laws are based on the concept of territoriality, that is to say that patents granted by a state have effect only within the territory of that state.
The industrial court, which was established in pursuance of the recommendations of the Wiehahn Commission, I came into existence on 1 October 1979.2 It replaced the industrial tribunal and took over certain quasi-judicial and administrative functions of that tribunal.
Die keuse van 'n maatskappynaam word beheer deur die Maatskappywet 61 van 1973. Die registrateur van maatskappye word 'n wye diskresie verleen om te bepaal welke name onwenslik mag wees. Die registrateur het sekere praktykriglyne daargestel wat 'n aanduiding gee van name wat hy as onwenslik sal beskou. Ook word defensiewe name bespreek en die aandag word op die gevolge van naamverandering gevestig.
When Bophuthatswana became an independent state on 6 December 1977, most of the South African laws were accepted in toto in that State. The Abuse of Dependence-producing Substances and Rehabilitation Centres Act 41 of 1971 was one of the Acts so accepted by Bophuthatswana. However, after the date of independence, any amendments to any Act in the Republic of South Africa do not apply to Bophuthatswana.