Recent articles and research

September 26th, 2016

By Meryl Federl

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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
DJ De Jure University of Pretoria Law School (2016) 49.1
EL Employment law LexisNexis
LitNet Litnet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys

(2016) July

(2016) August

PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroom Elektroniese Regsblad North West University, Faculty of Law

(2016) July

(2016) August

SAMLJ SA Mercantile Law Journal Juta (2016) 2
TSAR Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg Juta (2016) 3


Administrative law

Maree, PJH and Quinot, G ‘A decade and a half of deference part 2’ (2016) 3 TSAR 447.


Schlemmer, EC ‘The interaction between public policy, constitutional rights and public-private arbitration part 1’ (2016) 3 TSAR 500.


Brits, R ‘Right to receive versus right to appropriate proceeds of insurance policy ceded in securitatem debiti: Retmil Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Sanlam Life Insurance Company Ltd and Others’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 346.

Sonnekus, JC ‘Mislukte sekerheidsessie en enkele algement beginsels’ (2016) 3 TSAR 528.

Company law

Joubert, EP and Loubser, A ‘Executive directors in business rescue: Employees or something else?’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 95.

Phungula, S ‘Lessons to be learned from reckless and fraudulent trading by a company: Section 424(1) of the Companies Act 61 of 1973 and sections 22 and 77(3)(b) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 238.

Competition law

Meissner, I and Sutherland, P ‘The complaint procedure reconsidered after Competition Commission v Yara’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 311.

Copyright law

Shay, RM ‘Fair deuce an uneasy fair dealing-fair use duality’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 105.

Credit law

Otto, JM ‘Payment distribution agents “role in the consumer credit industry”’ (2016) 3 TSAR 519.

Roestoff, M ‘Enforcement of a credit agreement after breach of a debt rearrangement order and the ineffectiveness of debt review in terms of the National Credit Act Ferris v Firstrand Bank Ltd 2014 (3) SA 39 (CC)’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 134.

Criminal law

Hamman, A and Nortje, W ‘Die bekendmaking van die identiteit van anonieme minderjariges by meerderjarigheid: Regverdigbaar of nie?’ (2016) August LitNet.

Lubaale, EC ‘Taking the incidence of false child sexual abuse allegations more seriously’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 74.

Constitutional law

Malan, K ‘To what extent should the Convention of Cabinet Secrecy still be recognised in South African constitutional law?’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 117.


Rautenbach, IM ‘The constitutional status of contractual freedom’ (2016) 3 TSAR 467.

Cyber law

Erlank, W and Ramokanate, L ‘Allocating the risk of software failures in automated message systems (autonomous electronic agents)’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 201.


Potgieter, JM ‘Die reg op die gevoelslewe en die moontlike relevance daarvan by n aksie weens owerspel’ (2016) 3 TSAR 397.

Election law

Wolf, L ‘’n Kritiese betragting van die kieswetgewing ten opsigte van gelyke kanse vir politieke partye’ (2016) July LitNet.


Sonnekus JC ‘Estoppel en uitwissende verjaring – swak regswetenskap mag nie toegejubel word nie’ (2016) 3 TSAR 538.

Family law

Marumoagae, MC ‘Does collaborative divorce have a place in South African divorce law?’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 41.

Insolvency law

Mabe, Z ‘Section 27 of the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 as a violation of the equality clause: A critical analysis’ (2016) August PER.

Maloka, TC and Muthugulu-Ugoda, S ‘Deadlock principle as a ground for just and equitable winding up of a solvent company: Thunder Cats Investments 92 (Pty) Ltd v Nkonjane Economic Prospecting Investment (Pty) Ltd 2014 (5) SA 1 (SCA)’ (2016) August PER.

Smith, AD ‘A targeted outsider’s right to challenge local winding-up proceedings Price Waterhouse Coopers v Saad Investments Co Ltd 2014 UKPC 35 (10 November 2014), 2014 1 WLR 4482 (PC)’  (2016) August PER.

Insurance law

Millard, D ‘Of red herrings, sardines and insurance fraud: Something’s fishy – P K Harikasun v New National Assurance Company Ltd (190/2008) [2013] ZAKZDHC 67 (12 December 2013)’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 155.

Labour law

Aletter, C and van Eck, S ‘Employment agencies: Are South Africa’s recent legislative amendments compliant with the International Labour Organisation’s standards?’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 285.

Forere, MA ‘The effect of section 43 of the BCEA on employment contracts and legislative protection of minors’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 23.

Germishuys, W ‘Religion above the law? Universal Church of the Kingdom of God v Myeni and others (DA 3/14) [2015] ZALAC 31 (28 July 2015)’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 360.

Grogan, J ‘Dismissal after resignation – may an employee who’s resigned be reinstated?’ (2016) 2.4 EL 3.

Grogan, J ‘Interpretation, application or enforcement? The scope of section 24 of the LRA’ (2016) 32.4 EL 12.

Legal education

Du Plessis, MA ‘Designing an appropriate and assessable curriculum for clinical legal education’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 1.

Welgemoed, M ‘Die balans tussen kliniese regsopleiding en regstoegang per se in ’n regskliniek – ’n delikate spankoord’ (2016) August LitNet.

Legal practice

Hagenmeier, C, Shumba, T and Mireku, O ‘The admission and enrolment of foreign legal practitioners in South Africa under the Legal Practice Act: International trade law and constitutional perspectives’ (2016) July PER.

Mining law

Badenhorst, PJ ‘Prospecting rights under the MPRDA: Public Law Instruments? Minister of Mineral Resources v Mawetse (SA) Mining Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2016 (1) SA 306 (SCA)’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 167.


Parker, J and Zaal, FN ‘Should vindicatory claims be subject to prescription? A long-standing uncertainty resolved at last Absa Bank Limited v Keet 2015 JDR 0996 (SCA)’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 181.

Private international law

Wethmar-Lemmer, M ‘Applying the CISG via the rules of private international law: Articles 1(1)(b) and 95 of the CISG – analysing CISG Advisory Council “Opinion 15”’ (2016) 49.1 DJ 58.

Property law

Marais, EJ ‘Expanding the contours of the constitutional property concept’ (2016) 3 TSAR 576.

Van der Merwe, CG ‘Many faces of sectional title: A comparative survey of the inadequate legal treatment of non-residential sectional title schemes’ (2016) 3 TSAR 428.

Van der Walt, AJ ‘Section 25 vortices (part 1)’ (2016) 3 TSAR 412.

Reckless trading

Stevens, R and de Beer, P ‘The duty of care and skill, and reckless trading: Remedies in flux?’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 250.

Tax law

Du Plessis, I ‘The interpretation of double taxation agreements: A comparative evaluation of recent South African case law’ (2016) 3 TSAR 484.

Eiselen, S and van Zyl, SP ‘The retrospective amendments to tax legislation and the taxpayer’s right to property and economic freedom’ (2016) 3 TSAR 563.

Legwaila, T ‘International institutional attitude towards holding company regimes: Curbing international tax avoidance’ (2016) 2 SAMLJ 159.


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 2016 (Oct) DR 44.