The condictio quasi indebiti

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Show simple item record Du Plessis, Jacques 2012-08-03T09:36:45Z 2012-08-03T09:36:45Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, J. 2010. The condictio quasi indebiti. Fundamina, 16(1). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1021-545X (print)
dc.description The original publication is available at en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This essay focuses on something called the condictio quasi indebiti. This condictio is not well-known in South African law. In fact, it features only twice in the law reports: first, almost a century ago, in a judgment of De Villiers JP in Van Wijk’s Trustee v African Banking Corporation,1 and then, more recently, in a judgment of Harms JA in Bowman, De Wet and Du Plessis NNO v Fidelity Bank Ltd.2 Something this rare may either be so precious that it deserves to be saved from obscurity, or it may be so insignificant that it deserves to be consigned to the past. The challenge is then to determine whether there is indeed any need for recognising such a condictio in modern South African law. In furtherance of a methodology favoured by the Jubilar, the perspective adopted here will be historical, taking Roman sources as the point of departure, and then enquiring whether these sources provide insights that are useful for modern purposes. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation
dc.format.extent pp. 52-63
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher UNISA Press en_ZA
dc.subject Restitution of a specific amount of money en_ZA
dc.subject Unjust enrichment -- Roman law en_ZA
dc.subject Roman law en_ZA
dc.subject Debtor and creditor -- Roman law en_ZA
dc.title The condictio quasi indebiti en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publishers' Version en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Southern African Society of Legal Historians en_ZA
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