Recent articles and research – June 2017

June 1st, 2017

By Meryl Federl

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 Abbreviation  Title Publisher Volume/issue 
CILSA Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, Unisa (2016) 49.3
ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta (2017) 38
JJS Journal for Juridicial Science Free State University (2016) 41.2
LitNet LitNet Akademies (Regte) Trust vir Afrikaans Onderwys

(2017) April


PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad North West University, Faculty of Law (2017) April
TSAR Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg Juta (2017) 2

South African Yearbook of International Law


Ver Loren van Themaat Centre for Public Law Studies, Unisa (2015) 40


Broadcasting law

Lotter, SThe eternal quest for an independent public broadcaster: What’s news?’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 14.

Child justice

Songca, R and Karels, MA comparative study of child justice systems: Any lessons for South Africa from The Netherlands?’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 47.

Company law

Coetzee, L and van Tonder, JLAdvantages and disadvantages of partial codification of directors’ duties in the South African Companies Act 71 of 2008’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 1.

Jacobs, LM and Smit, DMOndernemingsredding en werknemers in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg: “Verlore siele” of nie?’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 123.

Constitutional law

Rautenbach, IM ‘Overview of Constitutional Court judgments on the Bill of Rights – 2016’ (2017) 2 TSAR 352.

Swanepoel, CFThe public-interest action in South Africa: The transformative injunction of the South African Constitution’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 29.

Van den Eynde, L ‘The South African Constitutional Court’s death penalty and rendition cases as tools for litigants abroad’ (2016) 49.3 CILSA 369.

Contract law

Bekker, TDie interpretasiereël in die Suid-Afrikaanse kontraktereg – deel twee’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 95.

Credit law

Otto, JM ‘Tussentydse beslagleggingsbevele by kredietooreenkomste’ (2017) 2 TSAR 370.

Criminal law

Naidoo, K ‘Reconsidering motive’s irrelevance and secondary role in criminal law’ (2017) 2 TSAR 337.

Watney, M ‘Crimen iniuria: Its role vis-à-vis sexual-offences legislation: S v Van Ieperen 2016 JDR 1582 (WCC)’ (2017) 2 TSAR 405.

Criminal procedure

De Vos, WLR ‘The jury trial: Reflections of a South African observer in Western Australia’ (2017) 2 TSAR 253.


Scott, J ‘Determining the wrongfulness in delict of a positive breach of a public duty: Minister of Home Affairs v Rahim 2016 (3) SA 218 (CC)’ (2017) 2 TSAR 379.

Sonnekus, JC ‘Aanspreeklikheid vir nadeel weens regmatige owerheidshandelinge – rus die skade maar waar dit val?’ (2017) 2 TSAR 225.

Family law

De Jong, M ‘Australia’s family relationship centres: A possible solution to creating an accessible and integrated family law system as envisaged by the South African Law Reform Commission’s Issue Paper 31 of 2015?’ (2017) 2 TSAR 298.

Smith, BSStatutory discretion or common law power? Some reflections on “veil piercing” and the consideration of (the value of) trust assets in dividing matrimonial property at divorce – part one’ (2016) 41.2 JJS 68.

Sonnekus, JC ‘Onderhoudsbeveiliging vir minderjariges ’n lastige koordloop-kuns as die onderhoudspligtige mét sy bates feitelik emigreer: Coughlan v Kossar (15209/16) 2016 ZAWCHC 183 (25 Nov 2016)’ (2017) 2 TSAR 394.

Vrancken, P and Marx, F ‘Birth, marriage and death at sea in South African law’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 58.

Human rights

Bachmann, SD and Sanden, J ‘The right to liberty and security according to article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights and facing threats to public safety and national security’ (2017) 2 TSAR 352.

De Wet, E ‘The collective right to indigenous property in the jurisprudence of regional human rights bodies’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 1.

Mahao, NL ‘Can African juridical principles redeem and legitimise contemporary human rights jurisprudence?’ (2016) 49.3 CILSA 455.

Insolvency law

Van der Linde, KE and Van Staden, MJ ‘Judicial development (and activism) in insolvency law’ (2017) 2 TSAR 414.

Intellectual property law

Rostoll, ME ‘Copyright in news? Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd v Media24 Ltd 2016 (3) All SA 193 (GJ)’ (2017) 2 TSAR 425.

International humanitarian law

Mangezi, M and Swart, S ‘Back to basics: The path to enhancing African adherence to international humanitarian law’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 132.

International law

Barrie, G ‘Failed states: The new challenge to international law’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 103.

De Wet, JGS ‘Highlights from the office of the chief state law advisor (international law)’ (2015) SAYIL 244.

Kotzé, D ‘International relations, foreign policies and state identity: South Africa’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 299.

Pronto, AN ‘The work of the sixth committee of the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 and 2015’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 223.

Tladi, D ‘Progressively developing and codifying international law: The work of the International Law Commission in its sixty-seventh session’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 205.

Tladi, D and Shaqra, M ‘Assessing the legality of coalition air strikes targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Syria under international law’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 281.

Van der Walt, R ‘Treaties’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 319.

International tax

Oguttu, AW ‘Resolving double tax treaty disputes: The challenges of mutual agreement procedure with a special focus on addressing the concerns of developing countries in Africa – the South African and Ugandan experience’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 160.

International trade

Coetzee, JA pluralist approach to the law of international sales’ (2017) April PER.

Han, X ‘The future of Bilateral Investment Treaties between China and Africa’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 29.

Labour law

Blanpain, R ‘Work in the 21st Century’ (2017) 38 April ILJ 740.

Grant, B, Whitear, N and Chandramohan S ‘“Do You want a Lover Tonight?” A Discussion of Campbell Scientific Africa (Pty) Ltd v Simmers & Others (2016) 37 April ILJ 116 (LAC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 769.

Nxumalo, L ‘Destructive Versions of Evidence: Assmang Ltd (Assmang Chrome Dwarsriver Mine) v CCMA & Others (2015) 36 April ILJ 2203 (LC)’ (2017) 38 ILJ 784.

Legal representaion

Contipelli, E ‘Where will BRICS go next? Considerations on state and Constitution in a comparative perspective’ (2016) 49 CILSA 409.

Hurter, E ‘The litigant in person and the access to justice dilemma: Quo Vadis South Africa’ (2016) 49 CILSA 428.

Maritime law

Surbun, V ‘Shifting sand and shifting jurisdiction: Sea level change and its implications for maritime sovereignty in Southern Africa’ (2015) 40 SAYIL 263.

Parliamentary practice

Mathenjwa, M ‘The constitutional phenomenon of parliamentary privilege and immunity in South Africa: A comparison with jurisdictions in Britain, Canada and France’ (2016) 49.3 CILSA 387.

Property law

Van der Merwe, CG ‘Third generation sectional titles: Basic features’ (2017) 2 TSAR 280.

Tax law

Steenkamp, LA, Roeleveld, J and West, C ‘Tapping into a quarter-century’s judicial experience with the Canadian General Anti-avoidance Rule (GAAR): Some insights for South Africa’ (2016) 49.3 CILSA 477.

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 (June) DR 57.

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