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CHAPTER 38 South Africa

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

38 South Africa Professor Hilton Staniland Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance) University of KwaZulu-Natal; Member of the Board of Directors of the South African Maritime Safety Authority; and Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and the High Court of Lesotho. A. ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION OVER CLAIMS FOR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY The admiralty jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa (hereinafter referred to as the “Admiralty Court”) is enshrined in section 2 of the Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act 105 of the 1983, which provides that:

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