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1.1 Published

• HENNING JJ. Close Corporations and Companies Service/Beslote Korporasies en Maatskappyediens, Issue/Uitgawe 42, April 2014. LexisNexis, Durban. ISBN 978 0 409 01995 7. (Managing Author and Editor (402 pages).

• PRETORIUS JL. Employment Equity Law. Service Issue 14. LexisNexis, 2014. 

1.2 Accepted for publication

• HENNING JJ. Perspectives on the law of partnership in South Africa. Juta and Co. Cape Town (302 pages).

• VERSCHOOR T. The Mapping of Reitz (to be launched on 25 November 2014). 

• NEETHLING J. Neethling-Potgieter-Visser, Deliktereg (LexisNexis 2015), xii and 491 (co-author JM Potgieter). 

• NEETHLING J. Neethling-Potgieter-Visser, Law of Delict (LexisNexis 2015), xi and 480 (co-author JM Potgieter). 

1.3 Submitted for publication



2.1 Published

• HENNING JJ. The failure of partnership law reform in the United Kingdom. Chapter in Essays in Honour of Frans Malan (former judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal), (editors JT Pretorius and C Visser) ISBN 978 0 9098 12088 2. LexisNexis, Durban 2014.

• HENNING JJ. Corporate criminal responsibility in South African Law. Chapter in Research and Reference textbook on International Financial Crime (Editor BAK Rider). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cambridge/London 2014.

2.2 Accepted for publication

• HORN MA. The development of the distinction between real and personal rights in South African case law: A critical perspective. In Property Law Perspectives III, Intersentia Publishers (Antwerp-Cambridge), 2014.

• SMITH B. Chapter (85 pages) in forthcoming book (The law of divorce and dissolution of life partnerships) to be published by JUTA in early 2015.

2.3 Submitted for publication

• MÜLLER-VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C and JANSEN R-M. Chapter 5 in Introduction to Legal Pluralism, 4th edition. 



3.1 Published

• ALSEMGEEST L. Family communication about money: Why the Taboo? Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 5(16):506-516. 

• FABER J. 2014. Section 2(3) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953: A retrospective and critical appraisal of some unresolved issues. Acta Juridica - a special edition of the Acta Juridica dedicated to the memory of the late former Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa MM Corbett (Faber, Du Toit, Schoeman-Malan and Van der Linde). 

• HENNING JJ. Perspectives on the universal partnership of all property (societas universorum bonorum) and the origin and correction of a historical fault line. (Part 1: Historical and Comparative Overview) 2014 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 231-245.

• MOOLMAN HJ, Coughlan L, Haarhoff R. 2014. External job satisfaction factors improving the overall job satisfaction of selected five-star hotel employees. Journal of Business Management 45(2) 97-107.

• MOOLMAN HJ, Mhlanga O, Hattingh Z and Mhlanga O. 2014. The effect of restaurant attributes on customers’ expectations and experiences in formal full service restaurants in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 3(1) 1-12 (online).

• MULLER-VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. Die onsekerhede aangaande die toepaslike huweliksgoederebedeling(s) in poligame gewoonteregtelike huwelike by nienakoming van artikel 7(6) van die Wet op Erkenning van Gebruiklike Huwelike. LitNet Akademies, Jaargang 11, Nommer 1, Maart 2014. 

• NEETHLING J. Dogmatiese verkenning van die reg op privaatheid kry verdere erkenning in die regspraak. 2014 (1) LitNet Akademies 27-39. 

• NEETHLING J. Facebook en persoonlikheidsbeskerming. 2014 (1) LitNet Akademies 40-51.
• NEETHLING J. Persoonlikheidsregtelike beskerming van staatsgevangenes. 2014 TSAR 26-44. 

• NEETHLING J. Die rol van die openbare belang by laster en privaatheidskending. 2014 THRHR 109-116

• NEETHLING J. Openbare figuur: laster, belediging en identiteitskending. 2014 (2) LitNet Akademies 116-124. 

• NEETHLING J. Wrongfulness and delictual liability for rugby injuries: Roux v Hattingh (SCA). 2014 SALJ 244-253 (co-author JM Potgieter). 

• NEETHLING J. Wrongfulness in delict: A response to Brand JA. 2014 THRHR 116-123 (co-author JM Potgieter). 

• SWANEPOEL N. Victory in the struggle against impunity for the perpetrators of human rights abuses: the judgment by the supreme court of appeal in National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v Southern African Human Rights Litigation Centre. LitNet, 2014.

• SWANEPOEL N. The judicial application of the 'interest' requirement for standing in constitutional cases: 'a radical and deliberate departure from common law'. De Jure 2014(1). 

3.2 Accepted for publication

• BOTHA R and MAREE H. 2014. Suid-Afrikaanse vuurwapenwetgewing onder skoot: Hoe koeëlvas is die Wet op Beheer van Vuurwapens 60 van 2000, LitNet Akademies Jaargang 11(3)

• BOTHA R. 2014. Strafregtelike struikelblokke in die mishandelde persoon se soeke na geregtigheid. LitNet Akademies, 2014/2015

• HENNING JJ. Perspectives on the universal partnership of all property (societas universorum bonorum) and the origin and correction of a historical fault line (Part 2: South African law). 2014 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law.

• MOOLMAN HJ. Essential generic attributes for enhancing the employability of hospitality management graduates. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal. 

• NEETHLING J 'Delikseis deur derde party weens kontrakbreuk' 2015 TSAR ***-***

• NEETHLING J. Liability for negligent interference with a contractual relationship. 2015 THRHR ***-*** (co-author JM Potgieter)

• SMIT D. Virtual bullying in employment. JJS. 

• PRETORIUS JL. The unresolved search for the proper standard of review of affirmative action: Solidarity obo Barnard v South African Police Service. JJS/TRW 38 (2013). 

• PRETORIUS JL. Deliberative democracy and constitutionalism. The limits of rationality review. SAPL 2014 (2). 

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E and KILIAN N. The legal implications of economic realities of artificial decrease/increase for earnings per share - if any. PER. 

• SWANEPOEL N. Reflective Journals as an assessment method in Clinical Legal Education. De Jure. 

• VISSER J-M, OOSTHUIZEN H and VERSCHOOR T. A critical investigation into prosecutorial discretion and responsibility in the presentation of expert evidence. South African Law Journal 4 (2014). 

3.3 Submitted for publication

• DE FREITAS S. Proselytism and the Right to Freedom from Improper Irreligious Influence: The Example of Public School Education. Potchefstroom, Electronic Law Journal

• DU PLESSIS G. Case note submitted to South African Journal on Human Rights – Mohammedi v SABC3.

• DU PLESSIS G. Article emanating from Conference proceedings submitted. Conference papers to be peer-reviewed and selected for a specific journal – journal still unknown.

• DU PLESSIS G. Article submitted to the Journal for Religious History, still awaiting feedback.

• DU PLESSIS G. Article submitted to the International Journal on Religious Freedom – waiting for feedback.

• KRUGER B. Towards a sharp prosecution sword to combat human trafficking: comparing the new South African counter-trafficking law with international prosecution standards. Submitted on 31 March 2014 to Crime, Law and Social Change Revised manuscript (addressing reviewers’ comments) submitted 8-9-14. 

• SMIT D. Vicarious liability of employers in sexual harassment cases. PELJ. 

• SMIT D. Cyberbullying in South African and American schools: a Comparative study. SAJE. 

• SMITH B. Article submitted to the South African Law Journal. 

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E and MOOLMAN M. Greyhound racing in South Africa: Updating an old debate with the emerging 'moral' standard in international law. THRHR. 

• SWANEPOEL N. Assessment in Clinical Legal Education: Student evaluation. Obiter. 

• SWANEPOEL N. Die uitlegsverbreding van die gemeenregtelike vereistes van locus standi in iudicio in publiekregtelike aksies: ‘n noodwendige ontwikkeling deur die Suid-Afrikaanse howe in die grondwetlike bestel. LitNet 2014. 

• VAN Zyl R. Aanvaardingsvereiste in lewensversekeringskontrakte. De Jure. 

• VISSER J-M. Defence challenges of forensic evidence in criminal proceedings in South Africa. South African Journal of Criminal Justice. 



• SMIT D. A Labour Law perspective on the protection of persons in vulnerable employment relationships in South Africa. IJBSS, volume (4) no 5 (2014), available on http://thejournalofbusiness.org/index.php/site/article/view/496.

• SMIT D. A Labour law perspective on employees with depression, International Journal of Politics & Law Research. IJPLP (2014) Vol 2 number 4, available on http://manuscript.sciknow.org/uploads/ijplr/pub/ijplr_1406757073.pdf

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E and JACOBS L. Corporate Rescue: The South African Business Plan Examined (2014). (2) Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law e-Journal 6


5. CONFERENCE PAPERS (full particulars)


• DU PLESSIS G. 8-10 April 2014. Religious Freedom in Education and the Protection of Psychological integrity. Education and the Constitution at 20. Potchefstroom University.

• DU PLESSIS G. (2) 26-28 May 2014. The inclusion of Religion in South African Public School Education. Law and Religion in Africa - the Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies. Stellenbosch University.

• HENNING JJ. The transformation of a judiciary in transition and the constitutionality of specialised investigative units in South Africa. Seminar in Transnational Criminal Justice, BPP University Postgraduate School of Law, London, 17 June 2014.

• HENNING JJ. The lex mercatoria and Roman-Dutch law. Seminar on Comparative Commercial Law, BPP University, Postgraduate School of Law, London, 18 June 2014.

• HENNING JJ. The delimitation of partnership concept in civil and common law jurisdictions. Seminar on Comparative Commercial Law, BPP University, Postgraduate School of Law, London, Wednesday 18 June 2014.

• HENNING JJ. Roman-Dutch law in Southern Africa and comparison with common law constructs. Seminars on Comparative Commercial Law, BPP University Postgraduate School of Law, London, 21 and 22 October 2014.

• HENNING JJ. Justice and the judiciary in transition - Access to justice and the rule of Law in South Africa. Seminars on Transnational Criminal Justice, BPP University Postgraduate School of Law, London, 22 October 2014.

• HENNING JJ. Company and corporation law in crises and the rise of the unincorporation in South African and Anglo-American law. LLM and MPhil Public Lecture Series, Department of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
• OOSTHUIZEN H. 2014. Etiese beginsels verhef tot Statutêre Vereistes. CPD - Universiteit van Stellenbosch Mediese Fakulteit te Spier Landgoed 29-30/5/14
• SMIT D. The 'cost to company' of workplace bullying at the 8th International IBC Conference in Swakopmund, Namibia, 2014 (awaiting accreditation). 

• SMIT D: Two more papers to be delivered in November 2014 at Mercantile Law conference. 

• SMITH B. South African cohabitees and the right to inherit intestate. Paper presented at the Law conference of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 14 July 2014.

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E. 2nd International Mercantile Law Conference, 5-7 Nov 2014. King III, the Companies Act, and Audit committees. 

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E. Edulearn 14 Barcelona, Spain, 5 July 2014. Student engagement: More than bells and whistles. 

• SNYMAN-VAN DEVENTER E. 11th Annual International Conference on Law, 14-17 July 2014, Athens, Greece. A South African legal perspective on gambling and dog racing. 

• VISSER J-M. 2nd National Forensic Science Conference of the South African Police Service: Pretoria, South Africa, 10-11 February 2014. Plenary speaker: Challenging forensic evidence: A prediction of legal response to forensic scientific evidence in criminal proceedings in South Africa.

• VISSER J-M. Annual Conference of the International Association of Law and Forensic Science (IALFS): Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1-3 April 2014. Speaker: Predicting legal challenges of scientific evidence in adversarial criminal litigation in South Africa and other developing countries.

6 .POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION (LLM dissertation, LLM research essay or LLD/PhD thesis and the number of candidates supervision were provided for) 


• BOTHA R: LLM dissertation (1) 

• CLAASSEN B: LLM dissertation (1); PhD (1)

• CONRADIE M: LLM dissertation (1); LLM research essay (5)

• HENNING JJ: LLM research essay (2); PhD (1); LLD (1)

• HORN M: MA (HES) (1)

• KRUGER B: LLM dissertation (1); LLM research essay (2); MA (Clinical Psychology) (2)

• OOSTHUIZEN H: LLM dissertation (4); LLM research essay (1); LLD (4)

• PRETORIUS JL: LLD (2); LLM dissertation (4); LLM research essay (2)

• SMIT D: LLM research essay (3); LLM dissertation (1); LLD (1)

• SMITH B: LLM research essay (1); LLD (2)

• STRAMPE A: LLM research essay (2)

• SWANEPOEL N: LLM dissertation (1); PhD (1)

• VAN ZYL R: LLM research essay (1)

• VERSCHOOR T: LLD thesis (1); DPhil (1); LLM dissertation (4)

7.POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (degree, title, and progress)
• CONRADIE M: Busy with research proposal for PhD 

• DU PLESSIS G: Accepted to complete PhD at the University of Antwerp. Literature study almost complete. Will leave for Antwerp on 1 November.

• FABER J: LLD: 'n Kritiese ondersoek na die betekenis, uitvoering en beskerming van testateursbedoeling in die Suid-Afrikaanse erfreg. 

• FOURIE L: registered for PhD: From enabled to disabled: A comparative legal analysis of the accessibility of employee’s with disabilities in the SA labour market. 

• HORN M: LLD: ‘The enforceability of rights to sectional title property, with special reference to the 'subtraction from the dominium test’. Busy with chapter 3.

• JACOBS L: PhD: Die vertrouensverpligtinge van ondernemingsreddingspraktisyns in Suid-Afrika: ‘n Regsvergelykende studie. Registered in January 2014 and successfully defended the research proposal – July 2014. Finished 3 of the 5 chapters and intend to submit the thesis in 2015.

• MARAIS M: Completed LLD. Degree conferred in June.

• VAN ZYL R: PhD/LLD: ’n Ondersoek na die invloed van die stipulatio alteri op die regulering en funksionering van die inter vivos trust in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg vir die opstel van ‘n teoretiese raamwerk vir die effektiewe uitvoering daarvan. – Busy with research proposal.

• SMIT D: LLD attained and graduation completed, July 2014.

• VAN NIEKERK L: Obtained MA HES degree in June. 

• VINTI C: PhD Proposal: Hydrocolonisation in the Lesotho Water Project. Submitted to University of Dundee.

8. WORK IN PROGRESS (research projects currently engaged in) 

• CLAASSEN B: Busy with an article on the uncertainty that exists in South African law with regard to the concept of 'motor vehicle' as it appears in the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996.

• DU PLESSIS G: Working on article on liberalism, to be submitted soon.

• FABER J: Article: Verlore testamente en die Hooggeregshof se kondonasiebevoegdheid. 

• FICK GH: ‘n Vermoënsbedrag as surrogaat vir daadwerklike vervulling in die Suid-Afrikaanse kontraktereg: ‘n Herbeskouing van ISEP Engineering (tydskrifartikel). 

• FICK GH: Lewende testamente, handelingsbevoegdheid en Sokrates se eed: ‘n Potpourri van belange (tydskrifartikel). 

• FOURIE L: Article for international non-accredited journal. 

• JACOBS L: Paper for 2nd International Mercantile law Conference: An inquiry into requirements for business rescues: Is more enough?

• JACOBS L: Accepted – Commonwealth Legal Education Association Conference, Glasgow, Scotland. A paper on student engagement with Dr M Moolman. 

• JACOBS L: Journal Article for PER: ‘n Ondersoek na die vereistes vir ondernemingsredding: Is meer genoeg? (The article is finished and will be submitted for publication before the end of 2014.

1. Article for accredited journal: Tricked and trapped in human trafficking: is the protection of and assistance to trafficked victims provided in South African counter-trafficking law in line with international standards?
2. Article for accredited journal: Demistifying the use of Juju rituals to control and silence trafficked persons. Relatively new research field - research with Marcel vd Watt (UNISA – working on PhD in human trafficking).
3. Project Toka on human trafficking: A niche area on Combating Human Trafficking has been developed since 2006 by means of research consisting of conference papers, accedited articles ,and the finalisation of my LLD in 2011.

The Human Trafficking niche is expanding expertise on this topic in the following areas:
1. Teaching and learning (Human trafficking modules included in under- and postgraduate studies.
2. Community Service: (Training for multi-disciplinary stakeholders; advice to community, serving on national and international networks, e,g, FS coordinator of National Freedom Network).
3. Research: Project Toka focuses on research pertaining to the combating of human trafficking. The project aims at strengthening existing research expertise and expanding expertise by collaborating with multi-disciplinary, national, and international partners to combat human trafficking mainly by publishing articles in accredited journals. Project currently focusing on two articles mentioned above.

• MULLER-VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C: Working on an article about certain practical challenges in the supervision of small estates.

• OOSTHUIZEN H: (i) Die moontlike oorbeklemtoning van pasiëntregte in Suid Afrika. (ii) Die invloed van die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming op die verskaffing van gesondheidsorg in Suid Afrika.

• SMIT D: Discrimination and labour law: working on four articles as well as with two students. 

• STEYN H: Busy with article that I will submit to Litnet by end of November 2014.

• SWANEPOEL N: Article on structural interdicts.

• VAN ZYL R: Article 'Donatio mortis causa v Stipulatio alteri'. Potchefstroom: Electronic Law Journal. 

• VERSCHOOR T: Co-author of article: 'Criminal responsibility of a person diagnosed with pseudologia fantastica'. 

• VERSCHOOR T: Co-author of article: 'What happened to the defence of sane automatism in South Africa?' 

• VINTI C: Summited proposal to Water Research Council on water licensing procedures.
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