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Thomson Reuters: Contract Formation and Enforcement – South Africa Overview

23 September 2022
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Partner, Bavesh Pillay, senior associate, Diana Burger, associates, Daryn Byron, Lea-né Kapnoudhis, Nomthandazo Sihlalo, and candidate attorneys, Robyn Culverwell and Matthew Baudewig, wrote Thomson Reuters’ publication titled ‘Contract Formation and Enforcement in South Africa: Overview’. It covers:

A Q&A guide to contract formation and enforcement in South Africa.

The Q&A gives a high-level overview of key concepts of contract law, including contract formation with general information on authority and capacity, formal legal requirements, preliminary agreements and pre-contract considerations, formalities for execution, deeds, notarisation, legalisation and registration requirements, electronic signatures and remote execution, and powers of attorney. The Q&A also considers contract content requirements, variation, assignment and waiver of contracts, enforcement and remedies, and cross-border issues.