Recent articles and research

October 24th, 2016

By Meryl Federl

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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
CILSA Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, Unisa (2016) 49.1
EL                                  Employment law LexisNexis (2015) 16.3
Litnet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2016) September
PER    Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad North West University, Faculty of Law (2016) September
SAJHR   South African Journal on Human Rights Taylor and Francis (2016)
PLD Property Law Digest LexisNexis (2016) 27.3
THRHR                        Tydskrif vir Hedengdaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg LexisNexis (2016) 79.3

Administrative law

Konstant, A ‘Rights, administrative discretion and Dawood (2016) SAJHR.

Marais, E and Maree, PJH ‘At the intersection between expropriation law and administrative law: Two critical views on the Constitutional Court’s Arun judgment’ (2016) September PER.

Banking law

Nagel, CJ and Pretorius, JT ‘Mandate and the bank and customer relationship DA Ungaro & Sons (Pty) Ltd v Absa Bank Ltd [2015] 4 All SA 783 (GJ)’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 514.

Civil procedure

Jordaan, D ‘Taking a second bite at the appeal cherry: Molaudzi v S 2015 (2) SACR 341 (CC)’ (2016) September PER.

Consumer law

Barnard, J ‘An appraisal of a consumer’s cooling-off right in terms of s 16 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 495.

Barnard, J ‘The virtue of cooling-off rights to consumers: “Be in the habit of choosing the mean” – a comparative discussion of South Africa, the United Kingdom and Belgium’ (2016) 49.1 CILSA 1.

Ukwueze, FO ‘Towards a new consumer rights paradigm: Elevating consumer rights to human rights in South Africa’ (2016) SAJHR.

Credit law

Flemming, HCJ ‘On purpose’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 465.

Criminal law

Botha, J and Govindjee, A ‘The regulation of racially derogatory speech in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000’ (2016) SAJHR.

Kruger, B ‘Towards a sharp prosecution sword to combat human trafficking: Comparing the new South African counter-trafficking law with international prosecution standards’ (2016) 49.1 CILSA 53.

Customary law

Bakker, P ‘The validity of a customary marriage under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 with reference to ss 3(1)(b) and 7(6) (part 2)’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 357.

Education law

Kamga, SD ‘Inclusion of learners with severe intellectual disabilities in basic education under a transformative Constitution: A critical analysis’ (2016) 49.1 CILSA 24.

Reyneke, M (JM) ‘Realising the child’s best interests: Lessons from the Child Justice Act to improve the South African Schools Act’ (2016) September PER.

Veriava, F ‘The Limpopo textbook litigation: A case study into the possibilities of a transformative constitutionalism’ (2016) SAJHR.

Human rights

Tamo, A ‘Conflict diamonds are forever in southern Africa: The case for a human rights-based approach to the Kimberley process’ (2016) SAJHR.

International criminal law

Lubbe, H ‘Vonnisbespreking: Implementering van die Internasionale Strafhof se lasbriewe vir die inhegtenisname van die Soedannese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir’ LitNet (2016) September.

Insolvency law

Taljaard, Z and Smith, A ‘Sequestration abuse snookered Ex parte Snooke 2014 (5) SA 426 (FB)’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 522.

Interpretation of statutes

Carney, TR and Bergh L ‘Using prototype theory to determine the ordinary meaning of words’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 486.

Labour law

Botha, MM ‘Can the ultima ratio and proportionality principles possibly curb unprotected industrial action in South Africa?’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 369.

Newaj, K ‘The impact of dishonesty on employment: Edcon, prior and beyond’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 429.

Villiers, D ‘Die nuwe artikel 145(9) van die Wet op Arbeidsverhoudinge – uniek, maar welkomLitNet (2016) September.

Law of evidence

Nanina, RD ‘The legal status of evidence obtained through human rights violations in Uganda’ (2016) September PER.

Viljoen, T and Tshehla, B ‘A steep climb for an accused person: An examination of the courts’ approach to application for further evidence’ (2016) SAJHR.

Legal education

Robertson, M and Kruuse, H ‘Legal ethics education in South Africa: Possibilities, challenges and opportunities’ (2016) SAJHR.

Local government

Sonnekus, JC ‘Sogenaamde statutêre retensieregte ten gunste van plaaslike owerhede vir agterstallige erfbelasting en munisipale rekeninge’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 443.

Property law

Ashukem, JCN ‘Included or excluded: An analysis of the application of the free, prior and informed consent principle in land grabbing cases in Cameroon’ (2016) September PER.

Boggenpoel, ZT ‘Can the journey affect the destination? A single system of law approach to property remedies’ (2016) SAJHR.

Botha, M ‘No Fidelity Fund Certificate – no commission (part 2)’ (2016) 27.3 PLD 5.

Brits, R and van der Merwe, CG ‘Security for loans granted to bodies corporate of sectional title schemes’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 390.

Freedman,W ‘The unholy three: Acquisition of ownership of movables by prescription – an assessment of University of Fort Hare v Wavelength 25 (Pty) Ltd’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 412.

Mohamed, SI ‘Is the Rental Housing Act all that matters?’ (2016) 27.3 PLD 2.

Pienaar, F ‘Section 34 of the Insolvency Act in the context of property transactions’ (2016) 27.3 PLD 8.

Prisons law

Roper, M ‘The interdependence between state accountability and socio-economic rights in South African prisons’ (2016) SAJHR.

Suretyship and guaranty

Kelly-Louw, M ‘The doctrine of strict compliance in the context of demand guarantees’ (2016) 49.1 CILSA 85.

Tax law

Oguttu, AW ‘Tax base erosion and profit shifting: A critique of some priority OECD action points from an African perspective – preventing excessive interest deductions and tax treaty abuse (part 2)’ (2016) 49.1 CILSA 130.

Van Zyl, SP ‘The meaning and application of the zero-rating provisions of s 11(2)(l) of The Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 ABD CC v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service’ (2016) 79.3 THRHR 504.


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 2016 (Nov) DR 58.