This is the fifth edition of the book that has appeared for the first time in 1992 as a relatively concise text, primarily aimed at students in the law of succession. In its successive editions the book has evolved into a more general source on the South African law of succession.
Die doel van hierdie boek is om `n eerste inleiding tot die sakereg vir `n elementere kursus oor hierdie onderwerp te verskaf. Inleiding tot die Sakereg is spesifiek vir studente in so `n eerste kursus geskryf, en daarom is die inhoud beperk tot wat die outeurs as essensieel vir hierdie studente beskou.
The first year of legal studies can be daunting. In addition, many first-year students entering university find studying in English, which is their second-language, very difficult. Studies have proved that some L2 students come to university ill-prepared to deal with the complex academic language required to access their content areas.
The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence.