Recent articles and research – July 2017

July 1st, 2017

By Meryl Federl

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Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue
EL Employment law LexisNexis (2017) 33.1
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaans Onderwys (2017) April
(2017) May
PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/ Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad North West University, Faculty of Law (2017) April
(2017) May
SAJHR South African Journal on Human Rights Taylor and Francis (2017) 33.2
THRHR Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg LexisNexis (2017) 80.2


Banking law

Nagel, CJ and Pretorius, JT ‘Ownership and appropriation of funds deposited in a bank account – Spar Group Ltd v FirstRand Bank Ltd’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 308.

Company law

Stoop, H and Hutchison, APost-commencement finance – domiciled resident or uneasy foreign transplant?’ (2017) May PER.

Oosthuizen, JS and Delport, PA ‘Rectification of the securities register of a company and the oppression remedy’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 228.

Constitutional law

Cachalia, R ‘Botching procedure, avoiding substance: A critique of the majority judgment in My Vote Counts’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 138.

Venter, F ‘Rethinking the language of constitutional comparison’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 72.

Consumer law

Stoop, P, Pearson, G and Kelly-Louw, MBalancing responsibilities – financial literacy’ (2017) May PER.

Credit law

Brits, R, Coetzee, H and van Heerden, C ‘Re-instatement of credit agreements in terms of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005: Quo Vadis?’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 177.

Criminal law

Agbor, AProsecuting the offence of misappropriation of public funds: An insight into Cameroon’s Special Criminal Court’ (2017) PER May.

De Villiers, WP ‘Section 271A of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (prescription of certain previous convictions) and minimum sentencing legislation – S v Jacobs’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 340.

Customary law

Kohn, LRamuhovhi v President of the Republic of South Africa: A bittersweet victory for women in “old” polygamous customary marriages’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 120.

Mwambene, L and Kruuse, H ‘The thin edge of the wedge: Ukuthwala, alienation and consent’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 25.

Manthwa, TA ‘Proof of the content of customary law in light of MM v MN: A constitutional approach’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 300.

Nhlapo, T ‘Customary law in post-Apartheid South Africa: Constitutional confrontations in culture, gender and “living law”’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 1.


Neethling, JVonnisbespreking: Die regspraak bevestig die gedingsvatbaarheid van afrokkeling as iniuria’ (2017) April LitNet.

Education law

Stoop, CChildren’s rights to mother-tongue education in a multilingual world: A comparative analysis between South Africa and Germany’ (2017) May PER.

Family law

Boniface, A and Rosenberg, W ‘The potential effects of the legalisation of baby safes and anonymous birth on the parental responsibilities and rights of unmarried fathers in South Africa’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 253.

De Jong, M, Le Roux-Bouwer, J and Manthwa TA ‘Attacking trusts upon divorce and in maintenance matters: Guidelines for the road ahead (1)’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 198.

Kruger, H ‘The High Court’s refusal to resolve issues relating to paternity and parental responsibilities and rights in motion proceedings where there is a pending divorce action – BR v TM; BR v TM: In re LR’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 326.

Insolvency law

Stander, AL and Kloppers, HJ ‘Artikel 102 van die Insolvensiewet en notariële verbande: Van onsekerheid na sekerheid?’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 287.

International humanitarian law

Heyns, C ‘Autonomous weapons in armed conflict and the right to a dignified life: An African perspective’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 46.


Gravett, WH ‘Towards an algorithmic model of judicial appointment: The necessity for radical revision of the Judicial Service Commission’s interview procedures’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 267.

Judicial processes

Gravett, WHThe myth of objectivity: Implicit racial bias and the law (part 1)’ (2017) April PER.

Gravett, WHThe myth of objectivity: Implicit racial bias and the law (part 2)’ (2017) April PER.

Labour law

Botes, A and Fourie, LWerknemers as lasgewende ouers in surrogasie-aangeleenthede: Die geboorte van nuwe verlof-behoeftes in Suid-Afrika’ (2017) May PER.

Grogan, JFunctusofficio, or not? The case of the vacillating arbitrator’ (2017) 33.2 EL 15.

Grogan, J ‘Unrepentant racist – LAC’s “soft touch” reversed’ (2017) 33.2 EL 3.

Van Jaarsveld, SR ‘Aard van regsverhouding tussen werkgewer en werknemer – word ’n dienskontrak vereis? Universal Church of the Kingdom of God v Myeni’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 334.


Boniface, A and Velthuizen, ASkoonlief en die Ondier: ’n Ondersoek na die nut van aanlyn bemiddeling in gesinsgeskille in Suid-Afrika’ (2017) May LitNet.

Medical law

Van der Westhuizen, CS ‘The legal protection of premature and critically ill neonates: Can South Africa learn from the Netherlands?’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 211.

Van Niekerk, CAssisted reproductive technologies and the right to reproduce under South African law’ (2017) May PER.

Property law

Marais, EJ ‘Providing better protection for expropriatees? Preliminary thoughts on the interpretation of “arbitrarily” in clause 2(1) of the Expropriation Bill B4D-2015’ (2017) 33.1 SAJHR 97.

Sonnekus, JC ‘Beheersing van enkele basiese beginsels van die sakereg maak die verskil – non nudis pactis transferunturAugust General Servicing South Africa (Pty) Ltd v DBT Technologies (Pty) Ltd’ (2017) 80.2 THRHR 314.

 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 (July) DR 49.