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Latest Edition: Volume 56 2023
An analysis s 5A of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 and its application to marriages concluded in terms of Islamic law
Mshengu v Estate Late Mshengu 9223/2016P: Considering the ownership of house property in customary law
The Constitutional disqualification for unrehabilitated insolvents from being members of Parliament
The extraordinary in the ordinary: the devil is in the (sometimes unexpected) details of section 34 of the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 and the actio Pauliana
The use of vicarious liability in environmental law to enhance the legal conservation status of birds of prey
LH v ZH 2022 (1) SA 384 (SCA): Should section 18(a) of Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 apply to all spouses in a marriage in community of property, irrespective of when the non-patrimonial damages were received?
Online deceptive advertising and consumer protection in South Africa – The law and its shortcomings?
Small companies and regulatory tiering: a legal and economic analysis of Zambia’s new regime
NCA Plant Hire CC v Blackfield Group Holdings (Pty) Limited  JOL 51810 (GJ): Some critical observations on the legal effect of a provisional winding-up order
Editorial: Special Edition on Rethinking Global Economies, Financial Markets, Corporate Practices & Business Activities Post-COVID-19 Pandemic
An analysis of the statutory measures adopted to curb tax evasion in Nigeria after the COVID-19 pandemic
Revisiting the no reflective loss principle under the South African company law regulation: A reflective assessment through the lens of Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Ltd v Kirkinis 2020 3 All SA 650 (SCA)
What amounts to “dispositions without value” in the context of section 26 of the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936?
An analysis of legal accountability for artificial intelligence systems in the South African financial sector
Reflecting on the corporate opportunity rule in company law through a jurisprudential review of Modise v Tladi Holdings (Pty) Ltd 2020 4 All SA 670 (SCA)
The regulatory nexus between the promotion of financial education and financial inclusion in enhancing consumer protection in South Africa
Policy implications and mobile money regulatory approaches to promote financial inclusion of the poor in Zimbabwe after the COVID-19 pandemic
A proposal for international arbitration law in Namibia based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
An analysis of the possibility to implement a CSI tax levy in South Africa: Lessons from Mauritius
South African courts’ differing approaches to determining children’s views in family law matters
Does the treatment of arrear maintenance claims of children under the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 constitute a violation of their constitutionally protected rights to social welfare and human dignity? An exposition
The regulation of cryptocurrencies to combat money laundering crimes in South African banking institutions
Monareng v Dr JS Moroka Municipality 2022 43 ILJ 1855 (LC) – Affirmation that resignation by an employee constitutes a point of no return: or does it?
Effects of the eradication of the rule of male primogeniture on the customary law of succession
Death benefit provisions in the Pension Funds Act 5 of 2019 of Lesotho: Contradictions or deliberate policy choices?
Chetty v Perumaul (AR313/2020)  ZAKZPHC 66 (21 September 2021): A cautionary note on the self-inflicted injury of disastrous and careless cross-examination
Big data in insurance contracts – a tool for good, or bad?
Capital Appreciation Ltd v First National Nominees (Pty) Ltd 2022 ZASCA 85: The connection between share re-acquisitions, schemes of arrangement, and appraisal rights under the Companies Act 71 of 2008