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n South African Law Journal - The impact of the Constitution on the common law of contract : (CC) : notes

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been some 'toing and froing' between the Constitutional Court ('CC') and the Supreme Court of Appeal ('SCA') about the impact of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 on the common law of contract. Whereas both the CC and the SCA accept that the Constitution is horizontally applicable, there remains considerable uncertainty about the precise extent and manner of horizontal application of the Bill of Rights, particularly when it comes to the question of greater substantive fairness in contracts ( 2002 (4) SA 1 (SCA) paras 22, 24 and 93; 2002 (6) SA 21 (SCA) para 32; 2004 (5) SA 511 (SCA) paras 12 and 14-17; 2005 (3) SA 323 (SCA) para 30; 2006 (4) SA 1 (SCA) para 7; 2010 (4) SA 468 (SCA) paras 27-8 and 50-4; 2011 (5) SA 19 (SCA) paras 23-5; 2007 (5) SA 323 (CC) paras 51-2, 56-8, 70-3, 104 and 124; and 2012 (1) SA256 (CC) para 71).

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2015-01-01
2016-12-05
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