oa De Rebus - 'Paws' before signing on the dotted line - body corporates and the keeping of pets in sectional titles - : feature

Volume 2015, Issue 549
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Recent research by Global Research company, Euromonitor, estimates that over nine million dogs are kept as pets in South Africa. Dogs are kept for many reasons, including companionship, exercise and protection. (Roberto A. Ferdman and Christopher Ingraham 'South Africa is a dog country' 29-8-2014 IOL Online www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/friends/south-africa-is-dog-country-1.1727561#.VIk2XDGUeSo, accessed 10-1-2015.)

This article seeks to explain how South African courts have interpreted applications by owners to keep a pet within a sectional title scheme.

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