Recent articles and research – September 2020

September 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 the De Rebus website at


LDD Law, Democracy and Development University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Law (2020) 24
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2020) 17.2
Obiter Obiter Nelson Mandela University (2020) 41.1
SA Merc LJ South African Mercantile Law Journal Juta (2019) 31.2
SAJCJ South African Journal of Criminal Justice Juta (2020) 33.1


Administrative law

Mujuzi, JD ‘Electricity theft in South Africa: Examining the need to clarify the offence and pursue private prosecution?’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 78.


Company law

Kilian, N ‘What is a legal interest as required for derivative actions? A brief look at Lewis Group Limited v Woollam and Others [2017] 1 All SA 192 (WCC)’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 356.


Consumer law

Biggs, L ‘The franchise agreement as the cause of tensions between the franchisor and franchisee: Has the Consumer Protection Act resolved the tensions?’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 163.
Brits, RParate executie clause in mortgage bond versus post-default authority to sell – Business Partners Limited v Mahamba (4568/2016) [2019] ZAECGHC 17 (26 February 2019)’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 175.
Reddy, NNational Credit Regulator v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited: Common-law right of set-off excluded from credit agreements under the National Credit Act’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 341.


Contract law

Van Eck, M ‘Limitation of liability in private security contracts: National interest or private contractual engagement?’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 321.


Criminal law, litigation and procedure

Anderson, A ‘Criminal law’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 213.
Freedman, W ‘Constitutional aspects of criminal justice’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 257.
Reddi, M ‘Criminal procedure’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 225.
Terblanche, SS ‘Sentencing in South Africa: Dominated by minimum sentences’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 4.
Whitear, N ‘Law of evidence’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 239.


Customary law

Maithufi, M and Maimela, CA ‘Teaching the “other law” in a South African university: Some problems encountered and possible solutions’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 1.


Employment law

Behari, A ‘Meeting minimum international and regional standards: An analysis of maternity cash benefits’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 239.
Gresse, E and Mbao MLMAn analysis of the duty to reasonably accommodate disabled employees: A comment on Jansen v Legal Aid South Africa’ (2020) 24 LDD 109.
Kubjana, LL ‘Understanding the law on sexual harassment in the workplace (through a case law lens): A classic fool’s errand’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 88.
Pillay, K ‘Employer liability when sex pests are allowed to treat the workplace as a lonely-hearts club: Lessons to be learnt from Liberty Group Limited v M (2017) 38 ILJ 1318 (LAC)’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 201.


Environmental law

Lemine, BJ ‘Developing a strategy for efficient environmental authorisation of activities affecting wetlands in South Africa: Towards a wise-use approach’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 154.
Sefela, G ‘The proposed amendment to the definition of “veldfire” as articulated by the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22 – 2016]’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 138.


Human rights law

Kruger, BDie koop en verkoop van kinders in Suid-Afrika – behoorlik gestraf, of ’n ware winskoop?’ (2020) 17.2 LitNet.


Insolvency law

Marumoagae, C and Mokgoetsi, K ‘The need to clarify the sheriff’s duties when executing writs of execution that could indicate the debtor’s insolvency’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 298.


International criminal law

Hoseah, E ‘Reflections on sentencing in Tanzania’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 89.
Kamuzze, J ‘From discretionary to structured sentencing in Uganda’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 126.
Kapianga, K ‘Sentencing in Zambia’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 66.
Liebenberg, C and Ndeunyema, N ‘Exploring sentencing purposes, principles and practices in Namibia’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 23.
Macharia-Mokobi, E ‘Sentencing in Botswana: Challenges and prospects’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 45.
Meintjes-van der Walt, L and Chiwara, M ‘Fingerprint evidence under scrutiny: Issues raised by six international forensic reports (part 2)’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 168.
Okoth, J ‘The pursuit of consistency in sentencing: Exploring Kenya’s sentencing guidelines’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 106.
Roberts, JV and Terblanche, S ‘Sentencing practice, policy, and reform in southern and eastern Africa’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 1.
Van der Bijl, C ‘Considering the infliction of emotional harm within the context of criminal law’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 192.
Wanki, JN; Mundela, GB; and Hansungule, M ‘Putting the relationship between states and the ICC into perspective: The viability of national courts in driving complementarity in Africa’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 136.
Yilma, KM ‘Sentencing in Ethiopia: Sanctions, guidelines and reform’ (2020) 33.1 SAJCJ 148.


International financial crime

Marxen, K ‘International fund transfers in Africa and the compliance measures to detect and combat financial crime – an introduction’ (2019) 31.2 SA Merc LJ 261.


International human rights

Diala, AC and Diala, JCNormative intersectionality in married women’s property rights in southern Nigeria’ (2020) 24 LDD 86.
Mottiar, S and Dubula, VShifting consciousness and challenging power: Women activists and the provision of HIV/AIDS services’ (2020) 24 LDD 158.
Msuya, NH ‘Advocating positive traditional culture to eradicate harmful aspects of traditional culture for gender equality in Africa’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 45.


International law

Khumalo, TFSustainable development and international economic law in Africa’ (2020) 24 LDD 133.


International law of succession

Abduroaf, M ‘Comparing the application of the Islamic law of succession and administration of estates in Singapore and South Africa’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 122.


International legal education

Mubangizi, JC and McQuoid-Mason, DJ ‘Teaching human rights in commonwealth university law schools: Approaches and challenges, with passing references to some South African experiences’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 106.



Maloka, TC ‘Biowatch shield, costs liability for abuse of process and crossfire litigation – Biowatch Trust v Registrar Genetic Resources 2009 (6) SA 232 (CC)’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 175.


Private international law

Fredericks, EA ‘Contractual capacity and the conflict of laws in common-law jurisdictions (part 2): Australasia, North America, Asia and Africa’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 10.


Transitional justice

Raligilia, KH ‘Beyond foot-dragging: A reflection on the reluctance of South Africa’s National Prosecution Authority to prosecute Apartheid crimes in post-transitional justice’ (2020) 41.1 Obiter 63.

Kathleen Kriel BTech (Journ) is the Production Editor at De Rebus.
This article was first published in De Rebus in 2020 (Sept) DR 50.

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