Recent articles and research

June 1st, 2016

By Meryl Federl

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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
LDD Law Democracy and Development University of the Western Cape (2015) 19
JLSD Journal of Law Society and Development Unisa (2015) 2.1
PLD Property law Digest LexisNexis (2016) March
EL Employment law LexisNexis

(2016) Feb and

(2016) March


Company law

Chitimira, HAn overview analysis of selected challenges in the enforcement of the prohibition of insider trading and market manipulation in the European Union and South African regulatory frameworks’ (2015) 19 LDD 94.

Criminal law

Barasa, N and Fernandez, L ‘Kenya’s implementation of the Smuggling Protocol in response to the irregular movement of migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia’ (2015) 19 LDD 29.

Mokoena, MT ‘The right to remain silent: A one­eyed approach to truth-seeking?’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 120.


Maphunye, KJ ‘Politics-law convergence or divergence? “Small” political parties, realpolitik and South Africa’s 20 years of democracy’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 66.

Oloka-Onyango, J ‘Using courts of law to tackle poverty and social exclusion: The case of post-2010 Kenya’ (2015) 19 LDD 193.

Singiza, DK and De Visser, J ‘The Unresolved Ethnic Question in Uganda’s District Councils’ (2015) 19 LDD 107.

Electronic communications

Schroeter, UG ‘The modern travelling merchant: Mobile communication in international contract law’(2015) 2.1 JLSD 140.

Energy law     

Qasaymeh, KA, Pitso; V and Nkabinde, H ‘Let nuclear energy boil the kettle of indigent people’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 48.

Freedom of testation

Matsemela, P ‘Modern freedom of testation in South Africa: Its application by the courts’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 93.

Health law

Lutchman, S ‘Insufficient access to substance abuse treatment centres for illicit drug users and its potential effect on a foetus: A breach of the right to access healthcare services’ (2015) 19 LDD 65.

Human rights

Chiduza, L ‘The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission: Prospects and challenges for the protection of human rights’ (2015) 19 LDD 148.

International trade law

Beyene, HG ‘BRICS and Sub-Saharan Africa trade interdependence and peace: Evidence based on revealed comparative advantages’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 4.

Coetzee, J ‘CISG and regional sales law: Friends or foes?’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 29.

Shumba, T ‘Revisiting legal harmonisation under the Southern African Development Community Treaty: The need to amend the treaty’ (2015) 19 LDD 127.

Investment law

Ngobeni, L and Fagbayibo, B ‘The Investor-State Dispute Resolution Forum under the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment: Challenges and opportunities for effective harmonisation’ (2015) 19 LDD 175.

Labour Law

Grogan J ‘Working for God – the revival contract in the employment relationship’ (2016) Feb EL 10.

Grogan, J ‘Form or substance – racist off the hook’ (2016) March EL 7.

Grogan, J ‘Hopeful harassment – workplace predators read their lesson’ (2016) March EL 4.

Grogan, J ‘Triggering the time limit – when must dismissal disputes be referred for arbitration’ (2016) Feb EL 4.

Smit, P ‘Regional labour standards in the SADC: Is it possible, given the EU experience?’ (2015) 2.1 JLSD 165.

Tenza, M ‘An investigation into the causes of violent strikes in South Africa: Some lessons from foreign law and possible solutions’ (2015) 19 LDD 211.

Military law

Tshivhase, AE ‘Institutionalising a military judicial office and improving security of tenure of military judges in South Africa’ (2015) 19 LDD 79.

Municipality law

Jacobs, L ‘“You don’t always get what you pay for” [Payment of rates]’ (2016) March PLD 6.

Property law

Botha, M ‘Imposing fines in Homeowners’ Associations’ (2016) March PLD 3.

Refugee law

Kavuro, C ‘Refugees and asylum seekers: Barriers to accessing South Africa’s Labour Market’ (2015) 19 LDD 232.

Socio-economic rights

Fuo, O and Du Plessis, A ‘In the face of judicial deference: Taking the “minimum core” of socio-economic rights to the local government sphere’ (2015) 19 LDD 1.


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

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (June) DR 54.