oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The origin of adoption in South Africa
|Article Title||The origin of adoption in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||1 - 92|
The aim of this article is to explore the legislative origin of adoption in South Africa. It is common knowledge that South African law is based on Roman- Dutch principles and that English law has also influenced our legal system. The article starts off with a brief discussion of Roman and Roman-Dutch law, whereafter South African law - as it relates to the legislative introduction of adoption in this country - is discussed. Ultimately a conclusion is reached as to the origin of adoption legislation in South Africa.
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