Recent articles and research – October 2021

October 1st, 2021

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


Accessing articles from publishers


Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
AHRLJ African Human Rights Law Journal Centre for Human Rights, Department of Law, University of Pretoria (2021) 21.1
DJ De Jure University of Pretoria (2021) 54
EL Employment Law Journal LexisNexis (2021) 37.4
LDD Law, Democracy and Development University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Law (2021) 25
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2021) 18(2)


Children’s rights

Chibwana, MWTTowards a transformative child rights discourse in Africa: A reflexive study’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 126.

Fambasayi, R and Addaney, MCascading impacts of climate change and the rights of children in Africa: A reflection on the principle of intergenerational equity’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 29.

Khoza, TNThe Sen-Nussbaum diagram of article 11(3) of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: Facilitating the relationship between access to education and development’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 7.

Singh, A and Power, TUnderstanding the privacy rights of the African child in the digital era’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 99.

Vohito, SThe African Children’s Charter and ending corporal punishment of children in Africa: A work in progress’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 74.

Continental Free Trade Agreement

Qumba, MFThe exhaustion of local judicial remedies in investor-state dispute settlement: A proposal for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on Investment Protocol’ (2021) 25 LDD 156.


COVID-19 – children’s rights

Nanima, RDEvaluating the role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in the COVID-19 era: Visualising the African child in 2050’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 52.


Criminal procedure

Bezuidenhout, I’n Normatiewe en prosesregtelike raamwerk vir die afneem van getuieverklarings en die beoordeling van teenstrydige getuienis’ (2021) 18.2 LitNet 633.

Muntingh, L; Faull, A; Redpath, J and Petersen, KDemocratic policing: A conceptual framework’ (2021) 25 LDD 121.


Customary law

Sibisi, SThe Supreme Court of Appeal and the handing over of the bride in customary marriages’ (2021) 54 DJ 370.


Delictual law

Neethling, JAantekening: Deliktuele aanspreeklikheid vir skade veroorsaak deur outonome (selfbesturende) voertuie’ (2021) 18.2 LitNet 623.


Environmental law

Slabbert, M and Labuschaigne, MAquamation: Legal nail in burial and cremation’s coffin?’ (2021) 54 DJ 359.

Vinti, C ‘The Treaty on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and the principle of “equitable and reasonable utilisation”’ (2021) 54 DJ 328.


International constitutional law

’Nyane, HThe changing nature of the power of prorogation of Parliament in Lesotho: From absolute prerogative to rationality?’ (2021) 25 LDD 193.

Eyongndi, DTAThe Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 as a harbinger for the elimination of unlawful detention in Nigeria’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 441.

Koske, NT and Milej, TThe right to privacy under the Constitution of Kenya and the criminalisation of consensual sex between same-sex adults’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 417.


International human rights

Atabongawung, TA legally-binding instrument on business and human rights: Implications for the right to development in Africa’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 262.

Bwire, B; Akech, M and Meroka-Mutua, AUtilising the due diligence standard to interrogate Kenya’s accountability efforts with regard to survivors of sexual violence in the 2007-2008 post-election violence’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 389.

Gichana, HPSub-regional organisations and the responsibility to protect: A case for the localisation and normative repatriation of sub-regional authority for coercive measures’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 335.

Igbayiloye, OB and Bradlow, DAn assessment of the regulatory legal and institutional framework of the mining industry in South Africa and Kenya for effective human rights protection: Lessons for other countries’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 363.

Kaniki, AOJIs the forfeiture of criminally-acquired property in Tanzania compliant with the Constitution?’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 522.

Kariseb, KUnderstanding the nature, scope and standard operating procedures of the African Commission’s special procedure mechanisms’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 149.

Makwaiba, BSTension between the individual’s fundamental human rights and the protection of the public from infectious and formidable epidemic diseases’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 311.

Mujuzi, JDThe right to return to one’s country in Africa: Article 12(2) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 234.


International women’s rights

Adebimpe, RJLiberalisation of Nigeria’s abortion laws with a focus on pregnancies resulting from rape: An empirical analysis’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 469.

Johnson, ABarriers to fulfilling reporting obligations in Africa under the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 176.

Ntlama-Makhanya, N and Lubisi-Bizani, NThe “Africa we want” in the African Union’s Agenda 2063 on the realisation of women’s human rights to access justice’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 290.


Labour law

Govindjee, A ‘In the public interest? Part of the Walsh saga’ (2021) 37.4 EL.

Grogan, J ‘Rubber stamped: Last word on the High Court’s jurisdiction in employment disputes?’ (2021) 37.4 EL.

Kasuso, TG and Madebwe, TThe protection of individual labour rights in Zimbabwe’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 552.

Tenza, MIs the employer compelled to provide safe working conditions to employees during a violent strike?’ (2021) 25 LDD 256.


Legal education

Du Plessis, MAThe role of clinical legal education in developing ethical legal professionals’ (2021) 54 DJ 278.

Munyai, A and Phooko, MRIs English becoming a threat to the existence of indigenous languages in institutions of higher learning in South Africa?’ (2021) 54 DJ 298.


Legal profession

Lasseko-Phooko, M and Mahomed, SThe challenges to gender equality in the legal profession in South Africa: A case for substantive equality as a means for achieving gender transformation’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 494.


Matrimonial law

Lazarus, M and Khan, FAn analysis of spousal competence and non-compellability in terms of section 198 of the Criminal Procedure Act’ (2021) 54 DJ 387.


Mining and mineral law

Ndlazi, S“Alone in the dark”: How the current mining and minerals legal regime continues to fail artisanal and small-scale miners in South Africa’ (2021) 25 LDD 221.


Public interest litigation

Chamberlain, L and Khunou, KRealising the right of access to water for people living on farms: The impact of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court decision in Mshengu v uMsunduzi Local Municipality’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 573.


Socio-economic rights

Amin, AA teleological approach to interpreting socio-economic rights in the African Charter: Appropriateness and methodology’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 204.

Kondo, T; Masike, S; Chihera, B and Mbonderi, BOne step forward, two steps back: A review of Mushoriwa v City of Harare in view of Zimbabwe’s constitutional socio-economic rights’ (2021) 21.1 AHRLJ 610.


Trade policy

Vinti, CAn exposition of trade policy formulation through the issuing of “Trade Policy Directives” by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition under the International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002’ (2021) 25 LDD 286.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Labuschaigne, M“The good, the bad and the ugly”: ’n Regsletterkundige besinning van Von Meck se Die heelal op my tong’ (2021) 18.2 LitNet 654.


Women’s rights

Basson, YRelative poverty in female disability grant recipients in South Africa’ (2021) 54 DJ 346.


Kathleen Kriel BTech (Journ) is the Production Editor at De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2021 (Oct) DR 36.