Recent articles and research – April 2017

April 1st, 2017

By Meryl Federl

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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
AHRLJ African Human Rights Law Journal Pretoria University Law Press (2016) 16.2
DJ De Jure University of Pretoria Law School (2016) 49.2
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys

(2017) January

(2017) February


Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/

Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

North West University, Faculty of Law (2017) January

Child law

Abdulraheem-Mustapha, MA ‘Child justice administration in the Nigerian Child Rights Act: Lessons from South Africa’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 435.

Buchner-Eveleigh, M ‘Children’s rights of access to health care services and to basic health care services: A critical analysis of case law, legislation and policy’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 307.

Louw, A ‘Revisiting the limping parental condition of unmarried fathers’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 193.

Sloth-Nielsen, J and Hove, K Mudzuru & Another v The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & 2 Others: A review’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 554.

Swart, M and Hassen, S ‘A comparison between the position of child marriage “victims” and child soldiers: Towards a nuanced approach’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 458.

Company law

Calitz, J and Freebody, G ‘Is post-commencement finance proving to be the thorn in the side of business rescue proceedings under the 2008 Companies Act?’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 265.

Constitutional law

Ntlama, N ‘The law of privilege and the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa’s National Assembly: The aftermath of the 7th of May 2014 national elections’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 213.


Monyamane, PL ‘Social security “benefits” and the collateral source rule – an analysis of the three Coughlan decisions’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 326.


Chauhan, R and Huneberg, S Cecil Sher and Another v Vermaak (AR 197/13) [2014] ZAKZPHC 8 (25 February 2014)’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 335.

Environmental law

Couzens, E,  Maduramuthu, D and Bellengère, A  ‘Water security and judicial and administrative confusion in South Africa: The Trustees of the Time Being of the Lucas Scheepers Trust, IT 633/96 and Others v MEC for the Department of Water Affairs, Gauteng and Others Case nr 40514/2013’ (2017) January PER.

Honkonen, T ‘Water security and climate change: The need for adaptive governance’ (2017) January PER.

Kuokkanen, T ‘Water security and international law’ (2017) January PER.

Soyapi, CB ‘Water security and the right to water in Southern Africa: An overview’ (2017) January PER.


Mujuzi, JD ‘The admissibility in Namibia of evidence obtained through human rights violations’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 407.

Health law

Slabbert, M ‘Burial or cremation – who decides?’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 230.

Human rights

Attah, CE ‘Boko Haram and sexual terrorism: The conspiracy of silence of the Nigerian anti-terrorism laws’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 385.

Chamberlain, L ‘Assessing enabling rights: Striking similarities in troubling implementation of the rights to protest and access to information in South Africa’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 365.

Killander, M ‘Human rights developments in the African Union during 2015’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 532.

Insolvency law

Smith, A ‘MtGox Co., Ltd (Re), 2014 ONSC 5811’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 346.

Insurance law

Church, J Jerrier v Outsurance Insurance Company Limited [2015] 3 All SA 701 (KZP)’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 360.

International criminal law

Perez-Leon-Acevedo, JP ‘Stopping mass atrocities in Africa and the Pretoria Principles: Triggering military intervention in Darfur (Sudan) and Libya under article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 476.

Swanepoel, N ‘Die Suid-Afrikaanse regering se agteruitgang in sy benadering tot die beskerming teen internasionale mense- en humanitêre regsvergrype met verwysing na Suid-Afrika se onttrekking uit die Internasionale Strafhof, die moratorium op die tribunaal van die Suider-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingsgemeenskap (SAOG) en die realistiese kans op die vestiging van ’n houdbare permanente Afrika-strafhof’ (2017) February LitNet.

Tladi, D ‘Interpretation and international law in South African courts: The Supreme Court of Appeal and the Al-Bashir saga’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 310.

International humanitarian law

Hailbronner, M ‘Laws in conflict: The relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 339.

International trade

Harmse, L and van der Zwan, P ‘Alternatives for the treatment of transfer pricing adjustments in South Africa’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 288.

Labour law

Maloka, TC and Peach, V ‘Is an agreement to refer a matter to an inquiry by an arbitrator in terms of s 188A of the LRA a straightjacket?’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 368.

Legal philosophy

Raath, A ‘Politokratiese kommunitarisme en publieke geregtigheid’ (2016) 49.2 DJ 242.

Property law

Roesch, R ‘The story of a legal transplant: The right to free, prior and informed consent in sub-Saharan Africa’ (2016) 16.2 AHRLJ 505.

Security law

Wiese, M ‘Vonnisbespreking: Die (ongegronde) grondslag vir die klassifisering en werking van retensieregte in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg’ (2017) January LitNet.


Hamman, A and Nortje, W ‘Vergoedingsboetes in strafregtelike verrigtinge – ’n vars perspektief’ (2017) January LitNet.

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 (April) DR 42.