The doctrine of peremption requires a party which has lost a case to make up its mind.

It cannot equivocate and acquiesce in a judgment or arbitration award and later seek to appeal.

In South African law, if the conduct of an unsuccessful litigant is such as to point indubitably and necessarily to the conclusion

The principles of peremption (abandoning a right of appeal by conduct inconsistent with an intention to exercise that right) were restated in this Constitutional Court judgment and are worth remembering.

“Peremption is a waiver of one’s constitutional right to appeal in a way that leaves no shred of reasonable doubt about the losing party’s self-resignation