Recent articles and research – July 2019

July 1st, 2019

By Meryl Federl

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DJ De Jure University of Pretoria (2019) 52.1
EL Employment Law LexisNexis (2019) 35.2
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2019) 16.1 April
PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal North West University, Faculty of Law (2019) 22 April
PLD Property Law Digest LexisNexis (2019) 23.1 March
SJ Speculum Juris University of Fort Hare (2018) 32.2



Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeinse-Hollandse Reg LexisNexis (2019) 82.2
TSAR Tydskrif vir die Suid Afrikaanse Reg Juta (2019) 2


Animal law

Freedman, W ‘A critical analysis of the escape rule’ (2019) 2 TSAR 374.

Child law

Mezmur, BDDon’t try this at home? Reasonable or moderate chastisement, and the rights of the child in South Africa with YG v S in perspective’ (2018) 32.2 SJ 75.

Constitutional law

Modiri, JMRace, history, irresolution: Reflections on City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v Afriforum and the limits of “post”-Apartheid constitutionalism’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 27.

Quinot, G and van der Sijde E ‘Opening at the close: Clarity from the Constitutional Court on the legal cause of action and regulatory framework for an organ of state seeking to review its own decisions?’ (2019) 2 TSAR 324.

Rautenbach, IM ‘Overview of Constitutional Court judgments on the Bill of Rights – 2018’ (2019) 2 TSAR 303.

Consumer law

Naude, T and de Stadler, E“Innovative orders” under the South African Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Credit law

Fritz, C and van Heerden, CM ‘Interaction between the National Credit Act and the Value-Added Tax Act where goods are surrendered or repossessed’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 311.

Criminal law

Barrie, GN ‘Section 12(1)(a) of the Regulation of Gatherings Act 205 of 1993 declared unconstitutional – criminal sanction an unjustifiable limitation on the exercise of the right to assemble’ (2019) 2 TSAR 405.

Broughton, DWM ‘Accusatorial (adversarial) process as a procedural safeguard in the face of adverse pre-trial publicity’ 2019 82.2 THRHR 213.

De Villiers, WP ‘Permanent stay of prosecution – S v Brooks’ 2019 82.2 THRHR 332.

Neethling, JVonnisbespreking: Onregmatige arrestasie en daaropvolgende gevangehouding: Die kousaliteitskwessie’ (2019) 16.1 April LitNet.

Nortje, JG and Myburgh, DCThe search and seizure of digital evidence by forensic investigators in South Africa’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Okpaluba, MCProsecutorial negligence and negligent police investigation: An analysis of recent Canadian and South African decisions (2)’ (2018) 32.2 SJ 153.

Venter, B and Slabbert, MS v Frederiksen (33/2016) ZAFSHC 161; SACR 29 (FB) (14 September 2017): Human tissue in a freezer: A crime or not?’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 109.

Watney, M ‘The prosecutorial discretion to institute a criminal prosecution’ (2019) 2 TSAR 354.

Customary law

Madondo, MI ‘Looking into areas of concern in the Traditional Courts Bill’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 247.

Msuya, NHChallenges surrounding the adjudication of women’s rights in relation to customary law and practices in Tanzania’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Nyane, HA critique of the Swazi constitutional rules on succession to kingship’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 65.


Ahmed, R ‘The historical development of the concept “reasonableness” in the law of delict’ 2019 82.2 THRHR 257.

Scott, J ‘Conduct of a third party as a defence against a claim based on the actio de pauperie rejected – Cloete v Van Meyeren’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 321.

Election laws

De Villiers, B ‘Institutional design in deeply divided societies: South Africa and Kosovo and lessons for Constitution drafting in emerging democracies – the electoral system’ (2019) 2 TSAR 285.

Family law

Olaborede, AO and Rembe, NSReflections on the debate between universality of human rights and cultural relativism in the context of child marriage in Africa’ (2018) 32.2 SJ 93.

Freedom of expression

Bilchitz, D ‘Why incitement to harm against those with different political opinions is constitutionally impermissible’ (2019) 2 TSAR 364.

Iyer, DAn analytical look into the concept of online defamation in South Africa’ (2018) 32. 2 SJ 124.

Human rights

Chalira, N and Ndimurwimo, LAViolence against women: A comparative analysis between Malawi and South Africa’ (2018) 32.2 SJ 106.

Gebrehiwot, T; Cornelius, S and Korsten, LImpact of global food and agriculture laws on Africa’s food security’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 85.

Nkrumah, BOpening Pandora’s box: A legal analysis of the right to food in South Africa’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 47.

International human rights law

Rudman, AThe value of the persistent objector doctrine in international human rights law’ (2019) 22 April PER.

International trade law

Schlemmer, EC ‘Third-party governance in plurilateral trade-related agreements in Southern Africa – overlapping jurisdictions and applicable law’ (2019) 2 TSAR 226.

Insolvency law

Chitimira, H ‘Advantage to creditors in compulsory sequestration proceedings – Body Corporate of Empire Gardens v Sithole’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 342.

Labour law

Botha, MM and Fourie, E ‘Decolonising the labour law curriculum in the new world of work’ 2019 82.2 THRHR 177.

Germishuys-Burchell, W ‘One step forward, two steps back. Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union v South African Correctional Services Workers’ Union’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 280.

Grogan, J ‘Dog fight – the meaning of “reinstatement”’ (2019) 35.2 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Double taxation – agency shops upheld’ (2019) 35.2 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Farewell to ARMSCOR – impossibility of performance or incapacity’ (2019) 35.2 EL.

Maimela, CCancer employees and the right to fair labour practices in terms of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 1.

Maloka, TCPenetrating the opacities of form: Unmasking the real employer remains labour law’s perennial problem’ (2018) 32.2 SJ 135.

Rwodzi, NT and Lubisi, NIntroducing a serpent into the garden of collective bargaining: A case analysis of Numsa obo Members v Elements Six Productions (Pty) Ltd [2017] ZALCJHB 35 (7 February 2017)’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Subramanien, DC and Joseph, JLThe right to strike under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) and possible factors for consideration that would promote the objectives of the LRA’ (2019) 22 April PER.


Sonnekus, JC ‘Medeskuldverhoudings, regres en aspekte van verjaring – enkele gedagtes’ (2019) 2 TSAR 336.

Property law

Botha, M ‘Approval of building plans: Constitutional Court pronounces on the Building Officer’s duties under section 7 of the Building Act’ (2019) 23.1 March PLD.

Botha, M ‘Overview of Property Practitioners Bill’ (2019) 23.1 March PLD.

De Dios, CR ‘A shift in the balance of equity – reserve prices for sales in execution of residential property’ (2019) 23.1 March PLD.

Dhliwayo, P ‘Justifying the limitations on the landowner’s right to exclude’ (2019) 2 TSAR 252.

Grobler, L ‘Mandatory constitutional reasons for developing the common-law security obligation of usufructuaries’ 2019 82.2 THRHR 193.

Kawadza, HTaming the mechanics of mortgage foreclosures: The case of ABSA Bank Ltd v Mokebe and Related Cases 2018 (6) SA 492 (GJ)’ (2019) 52.1 DJ 102.

Njieassam, EEGender inequality and land rights: The situation of indigenous women in Cameroon’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Starosta, A ‘The equivocal issue of onus in evictions – whose problem is it anyway? A critical commentary’ (2019) 2 TSAR 383.

Van der Merwe, CG ‘The dispute concerning compliance of the sectional plan of extension with the site development plan in phased sectional title developments and the possibility of deviating from the site development plan if changed circumstances make compliance impracticable’ (2019) 2 TSAR 209.

Van Hoof, VJM ‘General security by means of special notarial bonds’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 267.

Public procurement law

Van Eetveldt, HWStanding on unsteady ground: AREVA NP Incorporated in France v Eskom SOC LTD’ (2019) 22 April PER.

Succession law

Sonnekus, JC ‘Erfregnorme vir dooie regspersone – en wat van die borg?’ (2019) 2 TSAR 393.

Tax law

Fritz, C and van Zyl, SP ‘Taxpayer revolt: Withholding taxes due vs the right of recourse of Sars against a defaulting taxpayer’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 229.

Trademark law

Alberts, W ‘The English Caspian Pizza cases and South African trademark law: Passing off as a sword and shield?’ (2019) 82.2 THRHR 299.

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 (July) DR 31.