Legal interpretation 210

Module code RVW 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

*For LLB, BAdmin, BA specialising in law and BCom Taxation
Statute law:
(a) General introduction: relationship between text and context
(b) What is legislation: categories and types of legislation
(c) The structure and format of legislation (enacted law texts)
(d) Commencement, amendment and demise of legislation
Principles of interpretation:
(a) How to interpret legislation: various theories and methods of interpretation and
the influence of the supreme Constitution on statutory interpretation
(b) Internal and external aids to determine the legislative purpose
(c) So-called peremptory and directory provisions
(d) Statutory interpretation and judicial lawmaking
(e) Basic principles of constitutional interpretation

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Public Law
Period of presentation Semester 1

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