A to z bazaars v minister of agriculture case


only apply when the postal services are operating normally. It emerges from A to Z Bazaars (Pty) Ltd v Minister of Agriculture 1975 (3) SA 468 (A), that the expedition theory will not apply where the offeror has expressed a contrary intention, either expressly or tacitly.


How did a to Z bazaars (Pty) Ltd respond to expropriation notice?

In response to an expropriation notice from the Minister of Agriculture in which A to Z Bazaars (Pty) Ltd (A to Z) was offered a certain amount of compensation, A to Z posted a letter to the Minister accepting the compensation offered.

Who is the Attorney General of India instructed by Webber Wentzel?

Advocate M Chaskalson SC and Advocate D Smit instructed by Webber Wentzel. Advocate G Marcus SC and Advocate N Ferreira instructed by Bham and Dahya.

Who instructed the amicus curiae for the third amicus curiae?

For the Third Amicus Curiae: Advocate CDA Loxton SC and Advocate JA Cassette instructed by Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc). Advocate S Wilson and Advocate I De Vos instructed by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa Law Clinic.


What does “notice” mean in SERI?

The first use of “notice” indeed requires, as SERI and the NCR urge, that the consumer must not only receive the notice but also take notice of it.

Why was the Affordable Care Act necessary?

This was also necessary because low-income consumers relied increasingly on commercial credit and many were becoming swamped with debt. Reform came with the passage of the Act in 2005. It is weighty legislation, both in size and impact. It consists of 173 sections, together with three schedules and regulations.

When did the Bank of America send a notice to the North Riding Post Office?

On 16 March 2009 the Bank’s then attorneys sent a notice to them, addressed to their North Riding post office box. The notice identified itself in terms of sections 129 and 130 and set out the options available to the Sebolas under that provision.

1. Acceptance

Contract law uses ‘the offer and acceptance analysis’ in order to establish whether an agreement, i.e. contract exists between the parties. The information on whether the contract is formed is important as it affects the right of the parties involved in contract.

2. Exceptions to the general rule: Postal rule

Postal rule applies and is accepted where it is decided that the parties to the contract will use the post as a means of communication and in such occasion the postal rule will apply.

3. issue of Revocation

It is clear from the abovementioned, that the application of the postal rule can have different variations and implications. When considering its function, it is essential to know when an acceptance becomes legally effective and also whether it can be revoked.

4. problems arising in Electronic Era

In Halsbury’s Laws of England (page 13) it is explained that the postal rule does not apply to forms of communication which are instantaneous, i.e. made orally, as by telephone, or in writing, as by telex or telephoned facsimile (fax) however, it will generally apply to telegraphed communications.

5. Conclusion

It seems that despite the lack of convincing rationale, the postal rule is firmly established in the law of contract. (Koffman and Macdonald, 2007: 32)

6. References

Andrews, N. (2011) Contract Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


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