n Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif - A comprehensive suggestion to bring the pactum de non cedendo into the 21st century
|Article Title||A comprehensive suggestion to bring the pactum de non cedendo into the 21st century|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif|
|Author||Kelly Dawn Sunkel|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||463 - 478|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Western Cape|
The current approach to pacta de non cedendo in South African law is to be found in the leading case, Paiges v Van Ryn Gold Mine Estates Ltd ("Paiges") where the judgment relied heavily on the writings of Sande and Voet. Accordingly, the debtor has to show that he has an interest in the prohibition against cession and if he can do this, then the pactum de non cedendo is valid and binding. The personal right is consequently rendered non-transferable and a cession in contravention of the pactum de non cedendo is void. If the debtor cannot show that he has an interest, the cedent may validly cede the personal right and ownership thereof passes to the cessionary.
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