Recent articles and research

September 30th, 2015

By Meryl Federl

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 De Rebus Digital.


Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
AJHRLJ African Human Rights Law Journal University of Pretoria (2015) 15(1)
DJ De Jure University of Pretoria (2015) 48(1)
EL Employment law LexisNexis (2015) 31.3
ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta 2015 vol 36 July
JJS Journal for Juridical Science University of the Free State (2014) 39.2
LitNet Akademies (Regte) (2015) 12 (2)
PLD Property Law Digest LexisNexis (2015) June
SAJCJ South African Journal of Criminal Justice Juta (2015) 28.1
TSAR Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg Juta (2015) 3


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Consumer law

Bauling, A and Nagtegaal, A ‘Bread as dignity: The Constitution and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 149.

Mupangavanhu, Y ‘Fairness a slippery concept: The common law of contract and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 116.

Sibanda, OS ‘WTO Appellate Body Ruling in United States – Certain country of origin labelling requirements: Trading away consumer rights and protections, or striking a balance between competition-based approach in trade and consumer interests?’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 136.

Constitutional law

Rautenbach, IM ‘The limitation of more than one constitutional right by the same law or action’ (2015) 3 TSAR 602.

Swanepoel, N ‘Die aanwending van die gestruktureerde interdik in die Suid-Afrikaanse Konstitusionele regsbedeling: ’n Eiesoortige beregtingsproses’ (2015) 12(2) LitNet Akademies (Regte).


Nortje, M ‘Pre-contractual duties of disclosure in the South African common law (part 2)’ (2015) 3 TSAR 567.

Corporate law

Henning, JJ ‘Some manifestations of the statutory recognition of a partnership as an entity’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 53.

Credit law

Brits, R ‘The “reinstatement” of credit agreements: Remarks in response to the 2014 amendment of section 129(3)-(4) of the National Credit Act’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 75.

Kelly-Louw, M ‘The 2014 Credit-information Amnesty Regulations: What do they really entail?’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 92.

Otto, JM ‘National Credit Act. Vanwaar Gehási? Quo vadit lex? And some reflections on the National Credit Amendment Act 2014 (part 1)’ (2015) 3 TSAR 583.

Criminal law

Bezuidenhout, I and Karels, M ‘Die bekostigbaarheid van ’n aktiewe verdedigingsreg in die Suid-Afrikaanse strafregstelsel’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 122.

Howell, S and Couzyn, K ‘The South African National Drug Master Plan 2013 – 2017: A critical review’ (2015) 28.1 SAJCJ 1.

Mujuzi, JD ‘Diversion in the South African criminal justice system: Emerging jurisprudence’ (2015) 28.1 SAJCJ 40.

Nkosi, T ‘Where ignorance is bliss tis folly to arrest, or is it?’ (2015) 3 TSAR 662.

Peté, SA ‘Angels and demons, innocents and penitents: An analysis of different “characters” within the penal discourse of Apartheid South Africa 1980 to 1984 – Part One’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 55.

Spies, A ‘Reconsidering the amicus curiae participation in S v Zuma: Lessons for future participation’ (2015) 28.1 SAJCJ 59.

Visser, JM ‘Defence challenges of forensic scientific evidence in criminal proceedings in South Africa’ (2015) 28.1 SAJCJ 24.

Watney, M ‘Formulation of charges in a criminal trial: Imprecision of language leads to imprecision of thought’ (2015) 3 TSAR 640.


Scott, J ‘Middellike staatsaanspreeklikheid – mistastings oor gevestigde regsbeginsels’ (2015) 3 TSAR 623.

Election law

Azu, M ‘Lessons from Ghana and Kenya on why presidential election petitions usually fail’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 150.

Environmental law

Madebwe, T ‘A rights-based approach to environmental protection: The Zimbabwean experience’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 110.


Mujuzi, JD ‘Evidence by means of closed circuit television or similar electronic media in South Africa: Does section 158 of the Criminal Procedure Act have extra-territorial application?’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 1.

Mujuzi, JD ‘Evidence obtained through violating the right to freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in South Africa’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 89.

Theophilopoulos, C ‘The admissibility of data, data messages, and electronic documents at trial’ (2015) 3 TSAR 461.

Family law

De Jong, M and Pintens, W ‘Default matrimonial property regimes and the principles of European family law – a European-South African comparison (part 2)’ (2015) 3 TSAR 551.

Van Schalkwyk, LN ‘Onderhoudstoekenning vir gades of vennote pendente lite en by egskeiding: Het ons ’n nuwe benadering?’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 193.

Van Schalkwyk, N ‘Die ekstrinsieke-getuienis-reël: Universele vennootskappe en die huwelik buite gemeenskap van goed met uitsluiting van wins en verlies en aanwas’ (2015) 12(2) LitNet Akademies (Regte).

Human rights

Asomah, JY ‘Cultural rights versus human rights: A critical analysis of the trokosi practice in Ghana and the role of civil society’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 129.

Insurance law

Van Zyl, R ‘Die aanvaardingsvereiste in lewensversekeringskontrakte’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 17.

International law

Possi, A ‘Striking a balance between community norms and human rights: The continuing struggle of the East African Court of Justice’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 192.

Van der Vyver, JD ‘Military intervention in Syria: The American, British and French alternatives and the Russian option’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 36.

Labour law

Beerman, R ‘The road to double regulation paved with good intentions: An analysis of the interplay between the Labour Relations Act and the Competition Act regulation of retrenchments’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1693.

Botes, A ‘Identifying sexual harassment in the workplace? Do not forget to remember the Code of Good Practice’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1719.

Cohen, T ‘Setting the record straight on procedurally unfair large-scale retrenchments’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1781.

Du Toit, D and Tiemeni, TG ‘Do cooperatives offer a basis for worker organisation in the domestic sector? An exploratory study’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1677.

Grogan, J ‘Holy water – morals versus the law (Gender discrimination)’ (2015) 31.3 EL 14.

Grogan, J ‘Invalid dismissals are no more: The LAC invalidates two of its own judgments’ (2015) 31.3 EL 3.

Landman, AA ‘Mediating in the shadow of the law’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1766.

Rycroft, A ‘Employer and employee obligations with regard to alternatives to retrenchment’ (2015) 36 ILJ 1775.

Viviers, D and Smit, D ‘The phenomenon of weight-based discrimination in South African employment’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 92.

Wiese, T ‘Retrenchments in order to increase profits: The legal and ethical duties of directors’ (2015) ILJ 1748.

Legal education

Du Plessis, MA ‘Clinical legal education: The assessment of student collaboration and group work’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 67.

Roos, R ‘Critical cross-field outcomes: A Rortian view on why and how to teach jurisprudence in South Africa in the 2010s’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 1.

Van der Merwe, S ‘Cautioning the careless writer: The importance of accurate and ethical legal writing’ (2014) 39.2 JJS 23.

Local government

Fuo, ON ‘Public participation in decentralised governments in Africa: Making ambitious constitutional guarantees more responsive’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 167.

Marriage law

Neethling, J ‘Vonnisbespreking: Owerspel as gedingsvatbare aksiegrond’ (2015) 12(2) LitNet Akademies (Regte).


Feehily, R ‘Confidentiality in commercial mediation: A fine balance (part 1)’ (2015) 3 TSAR 516.


Sonnekus, JC ‘’n Notariële verband op roerende goed en uitwissende verjaring’ (2015) 3 TSAR 611.

Property law

Botha, M ‘Can an agreement for the sale of land be cancelled or amended via e-mail?’ (2015) June PLD 2.

Botha, M ‘Permission to alter a window in a sectional title scheme – who has the say?’ (2015) June PLD 6.

Samuels, A ‘Note on the use of the public nuisance doctrine in 21st century South African law’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 181.

Sonnekus, JC ‘Diensbaarhede val nie uit die hemel nie’ (2015) 3 TSAR 653.

Van der Walt, AJ and Kriek, CA ‘The right to a view reconsidered’ (2015) 3 TSAR 482.

Security law

Sonnekus, JC and Schlemmer, EC ‘Sameloop van ’n pactum de non cedendo, sessie in securitatem debiti en retensieregte (deel 2)’ (2015) 3 TSAR 537.

Sexual orientation

Mwambene, L and Wheal, M ‘Realisation or oversight of a constitutional mandate? Corrective rape of black African lesbians in South Africa’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 58.

Oloka-Onyango, J ‘Debating love, human rights and identity politics In East Africa: The case of Uganda and Kenya’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 28.

Rudman, A ‘The protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation under the African human rights system’ (2015) 15(1) AJHRLJ 1.

Trade mark law

Alberts, RW ‘The timeous enforcement of trade mark rights’ (2015) 48(1) DJ 172.

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 2015 (Oct) DR 57.

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