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Culture, tradition, custom, law and gender equality 23644 737 0 0 24381
Reflections on judicial views of ubuntu 22644 917 0 33 23594
The right to freedom of expression: The mother of our democracy 20438 1257 0 27 21722
The Constitutional validity of search and seizure powers in South African criminal procedure 21025 642 0 26 21693
The requirement of being a "fit and proper" person for the legal profession 12613 2748 0 53 15414
Proportionality and the limitation clauses of the South African Bill of Rights 14442 777 0 25 15244
The core meaning of human dignity 12793 780 0 45 13618
Realisation of a child's right to a basic education in the South African school system: Some lessons from Germany 9252 456 0 74 9782
The Right to Strike under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) and Possible Factors for Consideration that Would Promote the Objectives of the LRA 2765 6772 0 111 9648
Disqualification for non-compliance with public tender conditions 9102 463 0 24 9589
The legislative framework regarding bullying in South African schools 8786 510 0 25 9321
The National Credit Act regarding suretyships and reckless lending 8706 450 0 21 9177
The impact of the Labour Relations Act on minority trade unions: A South African perspective 7916 1083 0 25 9024
The legal nature of a lien in South African law 8049 683 0 53 8785
The Child Justice Act: a detailed consideration of section 68 as a point of departure with respect to the sentencing of young offenders 7500 583 0 23 8106
A non-member spouse's entitlement to the member's pension interest 7653 316 0 26 7995
Termination-of-pregnancy rights and foetal interests in continued existence in South Africa: the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 6090 1794 0 50 7934
Judicial law-making: unlocking the creative powers of judges in terms of section 39(2) of the Constitution 6242 1417 0 263 7922
The effect of the original acquisition of ownership of immovable property on existing limited real rights 6801 846 0 21 7668
The National Credit Act's Remedies for Reckless Credit in the Mortgage Context 7131 285 0 44 7460
"For the sake of the children": South African family relocation disputes 7043 332 0 28 7403
Ethics, justice and the sale of kidneys for transplantation purposes 6826 263 0 18 7107
Inclusive basic education in South Africa: Issues in its conceptualisation and implementation 6492 569 0 44 7105
Legal aspects with regard to mentally ill offenders in South Africa 6625 348 0 38 7011
Legal ethics, rules of conduct and the moral compass - Considerations from a law student's perspective 3161 3768 0 34 6963
Alternatives to bankruptcy in South Africa that provides for a discharge of debts: lessons from Kenya 5114 1225 0 97 6436
The independence of South African judges: A constitutional and legislative perspective 5636 503 0 25 6164
Separation of powers in Ghana: the evolution of the political question doctrine 5866 193 0 19 6078
The historical context of land reform in South Africa and early policies 5362 619 0 49 6030
The reinstatement and compensation conundrum in South African labour law 5790 175 0 39 6004
Justificatory Theories for Intellectual Property Viewed through the Constitutional Prism 438 5478 0 38 5954
Forceful arrests: an overview of section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 and its recent amendments 4662 1183 0 32 5877
Impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on the child's right to education in Nigeria 4540 570 0 55 5165
A commentary on the positive discrimination policy of India 4965 103 0 15 5083
Children's rights to mother-tongue education in a multilingual world: a comparative analysis between South Africa and Germany 4434 434 0 39 4907
Sexual harassment in the education sector 4539 267 0 23 4829
Reasons for prosecutorial decisions 4234 463 0 26 4723
Non-standard workers: the South African context, international law and regulation by the European Union 4360 294 0 24 4678
Unpacking the law and practice relating to parole in South Africa 3110 1443 0 16 4569
A critical investigation of the relevance and potential of IDPs as a local governance instrument for pursuing social justice in South Africa 3883 383 0 28 4294
Disability discrimination and the right of disabled persons to access the labour market 3449 705 0 1 4155
DNA profiling and the law in South Africa 3479 475 0 170 4124
Proselytising the regulation of religious bodies in South Africa: suppressing religious freedom? 1398 2597 0 91 4086
The South African Constitutional Court's use of foreign precedent in matters of religion: Without fear or favour? 3630 403 0 30 4063
Parental Criminal Responsibility for the Misconduct of Their Children: A Consideration 1122 2875 0 43 4040
Compensation for what? An analysis of the outcome in Arun Property Development (Pty) Ltd v Cape Town City 336 3649 0 28 4013
Protecting personal information in the era of identity theft: Just how safe is our personal information from identity thieves? 3780 157 0 57 3994
The role of traditional authorities in developing customary laws in accordance with the constitution: Shilubana and Others v Nwamitwa 3548 441 0 0 3989
The Public Protector as a Mechanism of Political Accountability: The Extent of its Contribution to the Realisation of the Right to Access Adequate Housing in South Africa 3213 677 0 34 3924
Traditional leadership and independent Bantustans of South Africa: some milestones of transformative constitutionalism beyond Apartheid 3310 552 0 46 3908
Theoretical (dis-) position and strategic leitmotivs in constitutional interpretation in South Africa 325 3513 0 47 3885
Legislative exclusions or exemptions of property from the insolvent estate 3703 150 0 19 3872
"Corrective rape" of lesbians in the era of transformative constitutionalism in South Africa 3420 369 0 35 3824
Fundamental consumer rights under the consumer protection act 68 of 2008: a critical overview and analysis 3561 232 0 28 3821
The legislative authority of the local sphere of government to conserve and protect the environment: A critical analysis of Le Sueur v eThekwini Municipality [2013] ZAKZPHC 6 (30 January 2013) 3637 98 0 26 3761
Re-positioning the law of theft in view of recent developments in ICTS - The case of South Africa 3527 139 0 61 3727
Ubuntu: an African equity 3380 345 0 0 3725
The problematic practical application of Section 1(6) and 1(7) of the Intestate Succession Act under a new dispensation 2454 1220 0 27 3701
Section 27 of the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 as a Violation of the equality clause of the Constitution of South Africa: a critical analysis 3457 184 0 47 3688
The Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence by Forensic Investigators in South Africa 3074 509 0 98 3681
What constitutes a benefit by virtue of section 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995? Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd v CCMA 2013 5 BLLR 434 (LAC) 3384 214 0 82 3680
The South African Companies Act and the realisation of corporate human rights responsibilities 3221 407 0 27 3655
The status and role of legislation in South Africa as a constitutional demoracy: some exploratory observations 3001 623 0 23 3647
The incorporation of public international law into municipal law and regional law against the background of the dichotomy between monism and dualism 3295 306 0 24 3625
Responsibilities of companies towards employees 2964 618 0 30 3612
Delinquent directors under the Companies Act 71 of 2008: Gihwala v Grancy Property Limited 2016 ZASCA 35 2988 509 0 63 3560
Deliberating the rule of law and constitutional supremacy from the perspective of the factual dimension of law 3043 438 0 19 3500
The South AFrican constitutional court and the rule of law: the Masethla judgment, a cause for concern? 2547 853 0 17 3417
Pathological Corporate Governance Deficiencies in South Africa's State-Owned Companies: A Critical Reflection 1255 1990 0 52 3297
The problems of proving actual or apparent bias: an analysis of contemporary developments in South Africa 2997 274 0 16 3287
The Influence of Reasonableness on the Element of Conduct in Delictual or Tort Liability - Comparative Conclusions 687 2506 0 93 3286
Liability for the payment of public school fees 2960 279 0 15 3254
Has the balance been struck? The decision in Johncom Media investments limited v M 2009 4 SA 7 (CC) 2514 678 0 28 3220
The constitutional mandate for social welfare - systemic differences and links between property, land rights and housing rights 567 2521 0 30 3118
The Legal Nature of the Embryo: Legal Subject or Legal Object? 2024 1037 0 45 3106
Good Governance 2828 236 0 0 3064
"Fair" mathematics in assessing delictual damages 2700 270 0 19 2989
South African private security contractors active in armed conflicts: citizenship, prosecution and the right to work 2852 107 0 21 2980
A few South African cents worth on bitcoin 2574 346 0 48 2968
Water Security and the Right to Water in Southern Africa: An Overview 2588 320 0 39 2947
Competitive legal professionals' use of technology in legal pratice and legal research 2749 141 0 27 2917
Exploring universal partnerships and putative marriages as tools for awarding partnership property in contemporary family law 2312 574 0 30 2916
Cultural practices and HIV in South Africa: a legal perspective 2673 211 0 28 2912
Decentralisation in Africa: A Critical Review OF Uganda's Experience 2648 233 0 19 2900
Religious and cultural dress at school: a comparative perspective 2585 197 0 41 2823
The impact of HIV/AIDS regarding informal social security: issues and perspectives from a South African context 2364 424 0 17 2805
S v Litako 2014 SACR 431 (SCA): A clarification on extra curial statements and hearsay 2491 292 0 18 2801
The law and practice of criminal asset forfeiture in South African criminal procedure: A constitutional dilemma 2553 223 0 16 2792
The "brown" environmental agenda and the constitutional duties of local government in South Africa: A conceptual introduction 2264 493 0 29 2786
Introduction to virtual property: Lex virtualis ipsa loquitur 2410 300 0 33 2743
Battered women and the requirement of imminence in self-defence 1654 1067 0 18 2739
The application of Section 8(3) of the Constitution in the development of customary law values in South Africa's new constitutional dispensation 2031 704 0 0 2735
A Legal Perspective on Social Media Use and Employment: Lessons for South African Educators 2118 483 0 99 2700
Judicial understanding of the reliability of eyewitness evidence: A tale of two cases 1744 905 0 32 2681
Understanding the limitations to the right to strike in essential and public services in the SADC region 2409 223 0 38 2670
Reasonable and probable cause in the law of malicious prosecution: a review of South African and Commonwealth decisions 1747 456 0 464 2667
The role of human dignity in the assessment of fair compensation for unfair dismissals 1004 1635 0 19 2658
The role of good environmental governance in the sustainable development of South Africa 2218 413 0 16 2647
Examining the Land Use Act of 1978 and Its Effects on Tenure Security in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ekiti State, Nigeria 1747 811 0 81 2639
A human rights-based approach to poverty reduction: the role of the right of access to medicine as an element of the right of access to health care 926 1672 0 27 2625
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