n Without Prejudice - When does the fat lady sing? : contract law

Volume 14, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The Supreme Court of Appeal, in the recent judgement of (359/13) [2014] ZASCA 33 (March 28 2014), confirmed a well-established legal principle in respect of faulty compliance with suspensive conditions. It held that where a suspensive condition is not fulfilled timeously, the contractual relationship between the parties lapses and the parties are not bound by the contract, regardless of whether any performance in terms of the agreement has taken place.

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