Journal of African Law


The Reception and Codification of Systems of Law in Southern Africa

A. J. Kerr1

The problems of reception and codification discussed by Dr. A. N. Allott in his article on “The Authority of English Decisions in Colonial Courts” in [1957] 1 J.A.L. 23 et seq. have also been encountered in Southern Africa and something of interest and value may be found in an account of experience of the problems in this area.2


1 B.A., LL.B., Senior Lecturer in Law, Rhodes University, Grahamstown; Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa, Member of the Grahamstown Bar.