n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Government Liability : South Africa and the Commonwealth, Chuks Okpaluba and Patrick Osode : book review

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



The law of government liability is complicated because there are no hard and fast rules the courts follow to decide whether liability should or should not be imposed upon the government. Yet this is an important and interesting area of the law. Prior to 1994, the judiciary used public-interest or public-policy disapproval of liability as a deciding factor that dominated the common law of government liability.

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