Recent articles and research – December 2020

December 1st, 2020

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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 this page.


Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
Acta Juridica Acta Juridica Juta (2020) 1
EL Employment Law Journal LexisNexis (2020) 36.5
LDD Law, Democracy and Development University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Law (2020) 24
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2020) 17.3
SA Merc LJ South African Mercantile Law Journal Juta (2020) 31.3
SALJ South African Law Journal Juta (2020) 137.3
SAPL Southern African Public Law University of South Africa Press (2020) 35.1
SLR Stellenbosch Law Review Juta (2020) 31.2
TPCP Tax Planning Corporate and Personal LexisNexis (2020) 34.5
Class action

Broodryk, T ‘Mediation as a tool to manage and resolve class actions’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 226.


Company law

Bidie, SS ‘Finding juridical dispositions germane to the interpretative context to be attributed to “reasonably” under s 4 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.


Constitutional law

Meyersfeld, B ‘The South African Constitution and the human-rights obligations of juristic persons’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 439.


Construction law

Lupton, C ‘Demand guarantees in the construction industry: Recent developments in the law relating to the fraud exception to the independence principle’ (2019) 31.3 SA Merc LJ 399.


Consumer law

Mupangavanhu, B ‘Constitutionalisation and transformation of credit law practices such as set-off: An analysis of National Credit Regulator v Standard Bank Ltd of South Africa Ltd’ (2019) 31.3 SA Merc LJ 417.


Criminal law, litigation and procedure

Van der Linde, DVonnisbespreking: Die Konstitusionële Hof verskaf sekerheid oor die toepassing van die gemeenskaplikeoogmerk-leerstuk op verkragtingsake’ (2020) 17(3) LitNet.

Van der Linde, DC ‘Evidentiary and procedural issues relating to the Prevention of Organised Crime Act’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 501.


Customary law – violence against women

De Souza Louw, M ‘Evolution of provisions relating to violence against women in South Africa’s Traditional Courts Bill’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 87.


Customary marriages

Osman, F ‘The Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill: Much ado about nothing?’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 389.



Stein, M ‘Property included in estate: Some practical planning points’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.



Viljoen, SM ‘A systemically correct approach in state evictions’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 201.


Gender-based violence/sexual violence

Khan, F; Sackeyfio, C and Paraketsova, L ‘Refugee women as victims of intimate partner violence: Forever vulnerable?’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 227.

Lutchman, S ‘A contradiction in terms? The promotion of adolescent sexual rights and the prevention of sexual violence’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 63.

Luwaya, N and Omar, J ‘Working against violence against women: How far have we come?’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 1.

Mailula, L and Mokgoroane, L ‘The bloody rainbow: The creation of the second closet – lesbian Blackwomxn, intimate partner violence and third parties’ responses’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 267.

Parker, Z ‘Violence against women in South Africa: Perspectives from a mental health context’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 287.


Gender discrimination

Barkley, S ‘A crisis of violence against women: Has South Africa fulfilled its obligations in terms of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women?’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 165.


Human rights law

Fuo, ONativism in South African municipal indigent policies through a human rights lens’ (2020) 24 LDD 271.


Insolvency law

Stander, AL and Kloppers, HJ ‘Formele onreëlmatighede, materiële onreëlmatighede, regsgeldigheid van verrigtinge en artikel 157 van die Insolvensiewet 24 van 1936’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 249.


Intellectual property

Tsele, M ‘Shape up or ship out! On establishing that a shape has “acquired distinctiveness” for trade mark purposes’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 528.


International administrative law

Mubangizi, JCA human-rights-based approach to fighting corruption in Uganda and South Africa: Shared perspectives and comparative lessons’ (2020) 24 LDD 225.


International arbitration

Baboolal-Frank, R ‘Judicial hostility towards international arbitration disputes in South Africa: Case reflections’ (2019) 31.3 SA Merc LJ 365.

Wethmar-Lemmer, M ‘The recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017’ (2019) 31.3 SA Merc LJ 378.


International child law

Botha, RJonk genoeg om met moord weg te kom? ’n Vergelykende studie rakende die bewys van toerekeningsvatbaarheid by kinderoortreders in Suid-Afrika en Engeland’ (2020) 17(3) LitNet.


International human rights

Mavedzenge, JA ‘The right to life as an alternative avenue for the enforcement of the right of access to adequate housing in Zimbabwe’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 344.


International labour law

Mosito, KE ‘Internationalisation of labour law: The Lesotho experience’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.


International tax law

Clegg, D ‘Where angels fear to tread: An ambiguous provision’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.


International women’s rights

Manjoo, R and Nekura, R ‘Does Africa need a regional treaty on violence against women? A comparative analysis of normative standards in three regional human rights systems’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 197.

Rudman, A and Mkali, T ‘A gender perspective on electoral processes in Malawi: The right of Malawian women to participate in the political process under the Maputo protocol’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.


Judicial services

Ntlama, NThe implications of the decision in Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission 2018 (7) BCLR 763 (CC) 8 on the functioning of the South African Judicial Service Commission’ (2020) 24 LDD 248.


Labour law

Grogan, J ‘Boardroom battle: Misconduct or irretrievable breakdown?’ (2020) 36.5 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Buying a stay: The effects of posting security in terms of section 145(7)’ (2020) 36.5 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Retrenched for not getting on: Dealing with incompatible managers’ (2020) 36.5 EL.

Mangu, AM ‘Foreigners’ rights to work and fair labour practices in South Africa: A review of the South African labour legislation and jurisprudence’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.

Singo, D ‘The case for asylum seekers’ entitlement to unemployment insurance fund benefits: Musanga v Minister of Labour’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 407.

Van Eck, SVonnisbespreking: Stakingstemmings: Oplossing en raaisels deur die Arbeidsappèlhof’ (2020) 17(3) LitNet.


Labour law – sexual harassment

Naylor, N ‘Villains and (s)heroes in the quest for truth and justice in sexual harassment cases’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 27.


Land restitution

Pienaar, JM; Johnson, E and Du Plessis, W ‘Land matters and rural development: 2019’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.


Legal practice

Gravett, W ‘The dark side of artificial intelligence: Challenges for the legal system’ (2020) 35.1 SAPL.

Mahmoud, RF and Bellengère, AH ‘A social service? A case for accomplishing substituted service via WhatsApp in South Africa’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 371.


Municipal law

De Villiers, NF; Van As, HJ and Botha, JC ‘The enforceability of the by-laws of district municipalities on local municipalities: The case of solid waste disposal’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 315.


Property law

Boggenpoel, ZT ‘Revisiting the Tswelopele remedy: A critical analysis of Ngomane v City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 424.

Dugard, JStaircase or safety net? Examining the meaning and functioning of RDP house ownership among beneficiaries: A case study of Klapmuts, Stellenbosch’ (2020) 24 LDD 201.

Kulundu, KW and Muller, GThe incentivisation of inclusionary housing by South African municipalities: A property law perspective’ (2020) 24 LDD 177.

Van der Merwe, CG ‘Critical perspectives on the allocation of participation quotas to sections in mixed-use sectional title schemes; the adjustment of quotas after extensions to the scheme by the addition of non-residential sections; and the modification of quotas by the body corporate in mixed-use schemes’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 179.


Sexual Offences Court

Chinnian, K and Petersen, A ‘Gender construction in sexual offences cases: A case for fully reviving the Sexual Offences Courts’ (2020) 1 Acta Juridica 135.


Tax law

Brincker, E and Kotze, L ‘Legal professional privilege’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Dumisa, N ‘Disability expenditure: A registered practitioner is necessary!’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Meiring, G ‘The tax director – V: Acceleration for tax needs’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Mitchell, K ‘Foreign employment – IV: Share incentive scheme gains’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Mitchell, L ‘Capital allowances: A timing issue’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Palmer, G ‘Employee-employer relief: Exemption and employees’ tax?’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Rossato, ES; Devnarain, J and Wilkinson, R ‘Tax debts of another person: Taxpayers can be held liable’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Rudd, R ‘Tax and transfer pricing: Determining the meaning of “associated enterprises” in South African domestic law’ (2020) 137.3 SALJ 479.

Rudd, R ‘The tax treatment of interest in kind: The Brummeria case revisited?’ (2019) 31.3 SA Merc LJ 435.

Silke, J ‘Narrow or wide: Meaning of “in terms of” in s 24C’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.

Surtees, P ‘Incentive schemes: Deductible income’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.



Manie, L ‘Curbing the abuse of the trust form: The inclusion of penalty and prohibition provisions as well as compulsory audits in the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 297.

Van der Spuy, P ‘“Alter ego” and “sham” trusts: How to move assets into a trust’ (2020) 34.5 TPCP.



Grové, G ‘Living wills: What is the current legal status in South Africa?’ (2020) 31.2 SLR 270.


Kathleen Kriel BTech (Journ) is the Production Editor at De Rebus.
This article was first published in De Rebus in 2020 (Dec) DR 35.