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n Journal for Juridical Science - Some manifestations of the statutory recognition of a partnership as an entity

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Abstract

The general rule in South African law is that a partnership has no existence in itself distinct from the partners of which it is composed. A brief analysis of South African legislation, however, reveals a significant number of instances departing from the general rule to some extent. This leads to a conclusion that, notwithstanding the general rule, whether or not a partnership can be treated as a mere aggregate of individuals or a "juristic person", "entity", "person", "private body" or the like for purposes of a particular statutory provision is a matter of careful interpretation.


Die algemene reël in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg is dat 'n vennootskap geen afsonderlike bestaan het van die vennote nie. 'n Bondige ontleding van Suid-Afrikaanse wetgewing toon egter 'n beduidende getal gevalle waar van die algemene reël, in die een of ander opsig, afgewyk word. Dít kan 'n gevolgtrekking regverdig dat, ondanks die algemene reël, dit telkens 'n sorgvuldige uitleg vereis om vas te stel of 'n vennootskap vir die doeleindes van 'n sekere statutêre bepaling as 'n blote versameling individue of eerder as 'n "regspersoon", "entiteit", "persoon", "privaat liggaam" of iets soortgelyks beskou moet word.

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2014-12-01
2016-12-05
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