Recent articles and research – September 2017

September 1st, 2017

By Meryl Federl

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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
EL Employment Law LexisNexis (2017) 33.3
ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta (2017) 38
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaans Onderwys (2017) June
PLD Property Law Digest LexisNexis (2017) 21.2



South African Mercantile Law Journal Juta (2017) 29.1
SAJELP South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy Juta (2016) 22

Consumer law

Woker, T ‘Evaluating the role of the National Consumer Commission in ensuring that consumers have access to redress’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 1.

Contract law

De Stadler, E and van Zyl, L ‘Plain-language contracts: Challenges and opportunities’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 95.

Copyright law

Geyer, S ‘Copyright in traditional works: Unravelling the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act of 2013’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 43.

Credit law

Renke, S ‘Is an incidental credit agreement pertinent or not? Nedan (Pty) Ltd v Selbourne Food Manufacturers CC and Another’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 128.


Potgieter, JVonnisbespreking: Die nuwe onregmatigheidstoets: ’n Trojaanse perd wat delikteregbeginsels bedreig?’ (2017) June LitNet.

Education law

Kloppers, D and Kloppers, HCaveat magister! Die uitsetting van kosgangers uit koshuise van openbare skole weens onbetaalde koshuisgeld’ (2017) June LitNet.

Environmental law

Couzens, E et al ‘“The Baboon Behaved Impeccably”: Animal rights and welfare in South Africa, some recent foreign judgments, and the case of Macrae v State [SCA, 2014]’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 239.

Gebregiorgs, MT ‘What are the instrumental roles of the introduction of environmental tax in the realisation of the polluter-pays principle in Ethiopia?’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 3.

Knetsch, J and Ollard, R ‘The impact of the precautionary principle on civil and criminal liability: A French perspective on South African law’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 103.

Kuschke, B ‘Aspects of insurance for environmental damage claims: Some issues raised by proposed hydraulic fracturing’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 45.

Ladan, MT ‘SDGs framework as the blueprint for climate change action and sustainable development in Africa: Role of law and parliamentarians’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 159.

Mkhonza, A ‘The Palala Judgment: A harmonious relationship between the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and the Companies Act?’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 225.

Mugadza, A ‘An overview of sustainable tourism development in transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs): A legal perspective’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 209.

Surbun, V ‘The regulation of offshore seismic surveys for petroleum resources in South Africa’s maritime realm’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 129.

Umejesi, I ‘Colonial era practices of eminent domain and state-community contestation for mineral-resource ownership in postcolonial Nigeria: The search for a sustainable synergy’ (2016) 22 SAJELP 75.

Insurance law

Hutchison, A ‘A customary insurance law?’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 17.

Labour law

Chitimira, H ‘Furnishing employees with the petition for sequestration – constitutional and related issues: Stratford and Others v Investec Bank and Others 2015 (3) SA 1 (CC)’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 153.

Danka, A, Subramanien, D and Whitear, N ‘Garden Leave: A discussion in the context of Vodacom (Pty) Ltd v Motsa and Another (2016) 37 ILJ 1241 (LC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1511.

Fergus, E ‘Can obviously wrong be right? Notes on Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others (2016) 37 ILJ 923 (LC) and a brief response to Myburgh SC’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1488.

Grogan, J ‘As time goes by: Prescription under the LRA’ (2017) 33.3 EL 7.

Grogan, J ‘Double dipping: Can fired workers sue for defamation or malicious prosecution?’ (2017) 33.3 EL 4.

Kubjana, LL and Khumalo, B ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet: Universal Church of the Kingdom of God v Myeni and Others (2015) 36 ILJ 2832 (LAC)’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 140.

Mbiada, CJT ‘Putting Edcon in context on leading evidence on the breakdown in the trust relationship: Impala Platinum Ltd v Jansen and Others (2017) 38 ILJ 896 (LAC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1535.

Nxumalo, L ‘Transformation and the duty of care concerning people with disabilities in the workplace: An analysis of Smith v Kit Kat Group (Pty) Ltd (2017) 38 ILJ 483 (LC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1523.

Rycroft, A and le Roux, R ‘Decolonising the labour law curriculum’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1473.

Tenza, ME ‘Bypassing unions during collective bargaining and the right to freedom of expression’ (2017) 29.1 SAMLJ 66.

Van Eck, S ‘In the name of “Workplace and Majoritarianism”: Thou shalt not strike – Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and Others v Chamber of Mines and Others (2017) 38 ILJ 831 (CC) and National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Others v Bader Bop (Pty) Ltd and Another (2003) 24 ILJ 305 (CC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 1496.

Property law

Botha, M ‘The Property Practitioners Bill: One is underwhelmed’ (2017) 21.2 PLD 2.

Randles, J ‘Developers beware of buy-back clauses’ (2017) 21.2 PLD 7.

 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 2017 (Sep) DR 50.