Recent articles and research – January/February 2018

February 1st, 2018

By Meryl Federl

Accessing articles from publishers


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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue 
Litnet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys (2017) November


Electronic Journal

North West University, Faculty of Law (2017) November
SACJ South African Journal of Criminal Justice Juta

 (2017) 30.2




Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg LexisNexis (2017) 80.4


Competition law

Nzero, I ‘The implications of public interest considerations in the interpretation and application of the failing-firm doctrine in South African merger analysis’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 602.

Civil practice

Bekker, T ‘Third party rejoinder: A plea for reform’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 622.

Company law

Delport, PA ‘Company rules’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 657.

Swart, WJC and Lombard, M ‘Representation of companies under the Companies Act 71 of 2008’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 666.

Contract law

Ismail, R ‘Non-variation clauses, public policy and fairness – GF v SH and SH v GH’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 683.

Criminal law

Albertus, C ‘Remand detainees who are terminally ill: Does the law offer adequate opportunities for their release?’ (2017) 30.2 SACJ 145.

Anderson, A ‘Disposal of criminal disputes by informal mediation: A critical analysis’ (2017) 30.2 SACJ 162.

Shumba, T ‘Litigating innocence: The problem of wrongful convictions and absence of effective post-conviction remedies in South Africa’ (2017) 30.2 SACJ 179.

Customary law

Griffiths, ABroadening the legal academy, the study of customary law: The case for social-scientific and anthropological perspectives’ (2017) November PER.

Mwambene, LWhat is the future of polygyny (polygamy) in Africa?’ (2017) November PER.

Rautenbach, COral law in litigation in South Africa: An evidential nightmare?’ (2017) November PER.


Potgieter, JVonnisbespreking: Deliktuele aanspreeklikheid vir onvoorsienbare gevolge van mediese nalatigheid’ (2017) November LitNet.

Financial regulation law

Van Niekerk, G and van Heerden, C ‘Twin Peaks: The role of the South African central bank in promoting and maintaining financial stability’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 636.

Insolvency law

Mabe, Z ‘Notice of intention to surrender as an abuse of the sequestration process – Nedbank Limited v Malan in re: Ex parte application of Malan’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 695.

Insurance law

Huneberg, S ‘On drones, new risks and insurance’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 586.

Labour law

Botha, MM and Germishuys, W ‘The promotion of orderly collective bargaining and effective dispute resolution, the dynamic labour market and the powers of the Labour Court (2)’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 531.

Medical law

Van Aswegen, C and Nienaber, A ‘The law related to end-of-life decisions concerning imperilled neonates in South Africa: Where angels fear to tread (2)’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 553.

Property law

Dhliwayo, P ‘Consensual use rights that limit the landowner’s right exclude on the basis of the sharing model’ (2017) 80.4 THRHR 565.

Refugee law

Kavuro, C ‘Refugees, serious non-political crimes and prosecution: Deficiencies in the criminal justice system occasioned by observance of principle of non-refoulement in the context of refugee and human rights protection’ (2017) 30.2 SACJ 224.


Mollema, N and Terblanche, SS ‘The effectiveness of sentencing as a measure to combat human trafficking’ (2017) 30.2 SACJ 198.

Teaching law

Himonga, C and Diallo, FDecolonisation and teaching law in Africa with special reference to living customary law’ (2017) November PER.

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 2018 (Jan/Feb) DR 51.

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