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Freedom of testation : a memento of capitalist patriarchy

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dc.contributor.advisor Kroeze, Irma Johanna
dc.contributor.author Smith, Sarah Rutherford
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-13T11:43:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-13T11:43:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3891
dc.description.abstract The South African concept of freedom of testation is one of the most absolute concepts of freedom of testation in westernised legal systems. It is suggested that the South African concept of freedom of testation is a memento of capitalist patriarchy. As the South African legal system practices a nearly absolute concept of freedom of testation, capitalist patriarchy has maintained masculine control of property in South Africa and perpetuated the systems of male dominance prevalent in South Africa. Freedom of testation allows for wealth to pass from one male to another. It also allows entrenched gender roles to continue by excluding women from inheriting. Thus the South African law of testate succession and its central concept of freedom of testation allows for discrimination on the ground of gender. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iii, 125 leaves.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Succession en
dc.subject Freedom of testation en
dc.subject Socialist feminism en
dc.subject Capitalism en
dc.subject Roman law en
dc.subject Renaissance en
dc.subject Enlightenment en
dc.subject Patriarchy
dc.subject Feudalism
dc.subject Industrial revolution
dc.subject Ownership
dc.subject Property
dc.subject.ddc 346.52068
dc.subject.lcsh Freedom of testation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Inheritance and succession -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Right of property -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Decedents' estates -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Socialist feminism -- South Africa
dc.title Freedom of testation : a memento of capitalist patriarchy en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Jurisprudence
dc.description.degree LL.M


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