Good Faith and Equity in the Law of Contract in the Civilian Tradition

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Abstract

This article traces the Roman-law origins of the concept of good faith in the law of contract in the civilian tradition with a view to providing better insight into the functioning of this principle in a mixed jurisdiction such as that of South Africa. It contains a brief overview of the current debate on the function of a regulatory principle such as good faith in the law of contract in South Africa and provides suggestions as to future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-412
Number of pages15
JournalTydskrif vir Hedendaags Romeins-Hollandse Reg
Volume65
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Good faith
  • bona fides
  • equity
  • aequitas
  • Pistis
  • Roman-Dutch law
  • South African law
  • European ius commune

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