The equivalent of tort in civil law jurisdictions is delict .
An innocent party may have alternative or additional claims in delict .
Examples include breach of contract and damages in delict .
delict in Roman law fell under the law of obligations.
Most often the delict is a wrongful alienation resulting in financial loss.
Torts, sometimes called delicts , are civil wrongs.
delict is “inherently a flexible set of principles that embody social policy.
McKerron “The Law of delict ” 7th ed.
Conduct in the law of delict is usually divided into factual and legal causation.
The development of equitable procedures to deal with the problem of massive delicts has been explored.
The conduct of the party who induces a contract by improper means frequently constitutes a delict .
Minister of Police v Rabie is an important case in the South African law of delict .
The harm element is “the cornerstone of the law of delict , and our fundamental point of departure.
Fagan A “Rethinking wrongfulness in the law of delict ” (2005) 122 “SALJ” 90.
Burchard follows quite closely the following order: hierarchy, liturgy, sacraments, delicts , sanctions and criminal procedure.
The primary sources of obligations are contract and delict , the latter being wrongful and blameworthy conduct that harms a person.
Similarly, only employers are bound by the labour statutes, and are vicariously liable for the delicts of their employees.
Neethling J and Potgieter JM “Wrongfulness and Negligence in the Law of delict : A Babylonian Confusion?
Neethling J “The conflation of wrongfulness and negligence: Is it always such a bad thing for the law of delict ?