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Business law in South Africa

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can expect to receive an impartial trial from the country's judicial system.
The Language of Justice
Any of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Interpreter services are available if the language of the proceedings is not understood by the accused.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The legal system is based on Roman-Dutch law and English common law.
South African commercial laws and company laws are similar to the laws of the United Kingdom.
Checking National Laws Online
Acts Online
Legislation South Africa

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