oa De Rebus - A deal should be a deal
|Article Title||A deal should be a deal|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Apr 1999|
|Pages||37 - 39|
|Keyword(s)||Conception of ownership and South Africa's Roman-Dutch common law|
The conception of ownership The uncompromising attitude of Roman law to the rights of an owner has tolerated very few exceptions in the thousands of years since it was first written in stone on the northern rim of the Mediterranean Sea. As regards ownership of securities, the JSE is about to engineer the first breach in South Africa's Roman-Dutch common law in a very long time, and the policy considerations which have, for once, swayed the lawmakers are intriguing.
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