The Open Access Online Law Journal published by the University of Pretoria

Please note that, to provide Open-Access, De Jure Law Journal uses a business model to offset expenses and is therefore compelled to charge page fees for all articles that have been accepted for publication. The editor will furnish the author with an invoice once the peer-review process has been completed and the article has been accepted for publication.

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De Jure Law Journal is a general law journal, accredited by the Department of Higher Education & Training

It publishes original research concerned with the development and dissemination of cutting-edge legal research, both national and international. The scope of the journal is wide and supports legal academics, practitioners and scholars.

De Jure Law Journal is currently making a call for papers from legal academics, practitioners and scholars within a broad legal spectrum.


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The De Jure Law Journal is an Open Access Journal and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative all content published by the De Jure Law Journal is made free to users without any registration, subscription or other charges. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, or use them for any other lawful, non-commercial purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

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De Jure Law Journal has moved to a continuous publication model as from January 2019. This means that as soon as an article is ready to be published, it will be released online immediately, rather than waiting for other articles in the issue to be completed, resulting in faster access to the final version of the article. This is a practice endorsed by reputable Journals both locally and internationally. The aim of continuous publication is to ensure that authors’ work is published with efficiency and speed without compromising on quality. Social media activity can be at the article-level. Articles are published as and when they are ready, so tweets can occur as frequently as articles are published rather than waiting on the issue publication.

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Latest Edition: Volume 55 2022

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South Africa’s jurisdictional challenge with the under-development of crossborder commercial litigation: Litigation v Arbitration

 Primrose E.R. Kurasha
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The Seychelles Employment Tribunal: The drafting history of the Employment (Amendment) Act of 2008 and its relevancy to understanding the work of the Tribunal

 Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi
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A double-edged sword: The role of insurable interest in non-indemnity insurance in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe

 Noah Maringe
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An overview of maternity protection in Botswana: A critique of the Employment Act through the International Labour Organisation’s Maternity Protection Convention lens

 Tshepo Mogapaesi
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Recent Case Law

Tsambo v Sengadi (244/19) [2020] ZASCA 46 (30 April 2020); Sengadi v Tsambo; In Re: Tsambo (40344/2018) [2018] ZAGPJHC 666; [2019] 1 All SA 569 (GJ) (8 November 2018)
Assessing the insurmountable challenge in proving the existence of a customary marriage in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 and the misplacing of gender inequality

 Keneilwe Martha Radebe
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