Recent articles and research – January/February 2019

February 1st, 2019

By Meryl Federl

Accessing articles from publishers


Please note that the below abbreviations are to be found in italics at the end of the title of articles and are there to give reference to the title of the journal the article is published in. To access the article, please contact the publisher directly. Where articles are available on an open access platform, articles will be hyperlinked on the De Rebus website at 


Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
EL Employment Law Journal LexisNexis (2018) 34.5



Journal for Juridicial Science Free State University, Faculty of Law (2018) 43.1
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte)

Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys


(2018) 15.3 October

(2018) 15.3 November

Obiter Obiter Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

(2018) 39.2


PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal North West University, Faculty of Law

(2018) October

(2018) November

SLR Stellenbosch Law Review Juta (2018) 29. 2

Child law

Kruger, HThe protection of children’s right to self-determination in South African law with specific reference to medical treatment and operations’ (2018) 21 October PER.

Commercial private international law

Neels, JL and Fredericks, EA ‘An introduction to the African principles of commercial private international law’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 347.

Company law

Cassim, MF ‘Untangling the requirement of good faith in the derivative action in company law (part 1)’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 363.

Madlela, V and Lehloenya, PM ‘Representation of a company when contracting with another person under South African company law – Makate v Vodacom (Pty) Ltd [2016] ZACC 13’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter  547.

Phakeng, MAL ‘Deal protection measures in takeovers and mergers: Break fees’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 430.

Van Tonder, JL ‘A primer on the directors’ oversight function as a standard of directors’ conduct under the Companies Act 71 of 2008’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 302.

Copyright law

Oira, H and Ndlovu, L ‘The dichotomy between signal and content as basis of broadcast copyright: A Kenyan and South African perspective’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 399.

Courts – Nigeria

Akinloye, IAAn examination of the legal status, powers and roles of the Justices of the Peace in the Nigerian legal system’ (2018) 43.1 JJS 26.

Criminal law

Okpaluba, CDamages for wrongful arrest, detention and malicious prosecution in Swaziland: Liability issues’ (2018) 43.1 JJS 55.


Kloppers, D and Kloppers, HKan ’n trust ’n lastereis instel? ’n Verkennende ondersoek’ (2018) 15.3 November LitNet.


Scott, JVonnisbespreking: Waaksame waghonde en waagmoedige kinders – ’n wanklank uit die Oos-Kaap’ (2018) 15.3 November LitNet.

Neethling, J and Potgieter, JMForeseeability: Wrongfulness and negligence of omissions in delict – the debate goes on MTO Forestry (Pty) Ltd v Swart NO 2017 5 SA 76 (SCA)’ (2018) 43.1 JJS 145.

Education law

Reyneke, MEducator accountability in South Africa: Rethink section 10 of the South African Schools Act’ (2018) 43.1 JJS 117.

Environmental law

Paterson, A ‘Mining in nature reserves – providing partial legal certainty where ambiguity prevailed’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 199.

Family law

Bonthuys, EA duty of support for all South African unmarried intimate partners part 1: The limits of cohabitation and marriage based models’ (2018) 21 October PER.

Bonthuys, EA duty of support for all South African unmarried intimate partners Part 2: Developing customary and common law and circumventing the Volks judgment’ (2018) 21 October PER.

Batchelor, B ‘The reasonableness and effectiveness of the amendment to section 26 of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 439.

Freedom of expression

Botha, J ‘Of semi-colons and the interpretation of the hate speech definition in the Equality Act – South African Human Rights Commission v Qwelane (Freedom of Expression Institute as amici curiae) and a related matter [2017] 4 All SA 234 (GJ)’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 526.

Human rights

De Man, ACritiques of the human rights framework as the foundation of a human rights-based app- roach to development’ (2018) 43.1 JJS  84.

Mnyandu, N ‘Exploring the concept of ubuntu in relation to dying with dignity in palliative and hospice care’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 384.

Van der Merwe, L ‘Life Healthcare Esidimeni: A (human rights) dream deferred’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 289.

International courts

Possi, AAn appraisal of the functioning and effectiveness of the East African Court of Justice’ (2018) 21 October PER.

International criminal law

Swanepoel, CF ‘An analysis of United Nations Charter obligations and Security Council chapter VII referrals to the International Criminal Court against the backdrop of Al-Bashir’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 161.

Law and religion

Tsele, MRights and religion; bias and beliefs: Can a judge speak God?’ (2018) 43.1 JJS 1.

Labour law

Garbers, C and le Roux, P ‘Employment discrimination law into the future’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 237.

Gathongo, JK and van der Walt, A ‘Towards an effective Kenyan labour dispute resolution system: A comparison with the South African labour dispute resolution system’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 458.

Grogan, J ‘Bashing the brokers: Does Assign spell the end of labour broking?’ (2018) 34.5 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Racist labelling: When reference to skin colour becomes offensive’ (2018) 34.5 EL.

Manamela, ME ‘The right of trade unions to disclosure of information under the LRA: Balancing the interests of trade unions and employers’ (2018) (2018) 39.2 Obiter 489.

Tshoose, C ‘Forewarned is forearmed, muthi in the workplace: A reflection on National Sugar Refining and Allied Industries Union on behalf of Mngomezulu and Tongaat Hulett Sugar Ltd (2016) 37 ILJ 2441 (BCA)’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 501.

Van Eck, SVonnisbespreking – arbeidsmakelaars: Enkelwerkgewer, twee kontrakte en talle onbeantwoorde vrae’ (2018) 15.3 October LitNet.

Van Eck, S and Kujinga, TThe right to strike and replacement labour: South African practice viewed from an international law perspective’ (2018) 21 November PER.

Whitear, N ‘No ordinary hearsay! A discussion of Minister of Police v RM M, Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council and M Smith NO (2017) 38 ILJ 402 (LC)’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 574.

Legal education

Singo, D and Raymond, A ‘Clinical legal education and social justice – a perspective from the Wits Law Clinic’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 295.

Snyman-van Deventer, E and van Niekerk, LThe University of the Free State Faculty of Law/Write Site intervention – supporting broader access with the skills for success’ (2018) 43.1 JJS  39.

Mining law

Badenhorst, PJ ‘Registrability of rights in the deeds registry: The twofold test revisited’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 220.

Chauhan, R ‘Social justice for miners and mining-affected communities: The present and the future’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 345.


Mnyongani, F and Slabbert, M ‘The cost of indifference in a medical negligence case: Lushaba v MEC for Health, Gauteng (17077/2012 [2014] ZAGPJHC 407 (16 October 2014))’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 561.

Practice of law

Gravett, W ‘Subconscious advocacy – part 2: Verbal communication in the courtroom and ethical considerations’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 175.

State liability

Okpaluba, C ‘State liability for mutinous acts of police and military officers: A critique of Lesotho and Zimbabwe cases in light of the modern test for vicarious liability in South Africa’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 317.

Tax law

Du Plessis, I ‘The taxation of trusts in SADC member states’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 270.

Oguttu, AW ‘A critique of international tax measures and the OECD BEPS Project in addressing fair treaty allocation of taxing rights between residence and source countries: The case of tax base eroding interest, royalties and service fees from an African perspective’ (2018) 29.2 SLR 314.

Trade law

Vinti, C ‘The case for “sufficient science”: South African Poultry Association v The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Case Number: 39597/2016 (21/9/2016) (Gauteng Division, Pretoria)’ (2018) 39.2 Obiter 508.

Meryl Federl BA HDip Lib (Wits) is an archivist at the Johannesburg Society of Advocates Library. E-mail:

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This article was first published in De Rebus in 2019 (JanFeb) DR 51.