With another year coming to a halt, De Jure has pleasure in presenting the second volume of 2017. The contributors have once again paved the way for interesting discussions on a wide variety of topics. Interesting discussions are provided pertaining to the importance of the conservation of birds within the context of environmental law; the protection of stakeholders; aspects relating to business rescue proceedings available to rehabilitate companies; an assessment of the right of prisoners to adequate medical treatment as well as a discussion relating to the transplant of organs from HIV positive dead donors to HIV negative recipients to mention but a few as well as case discussions dealing with a wide variety of topics. The De Jure team wish to thank all contributors as well as reviewers to this volume for their efforts and contributions to this volume.

The editorial committee would like express our gratitude to our editorial assistant Daniel Du Plessis for his diligent assistance during the production of this volume. We would also like to express our gratitude to the team of Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), and especially Lizette Hermann, for making this volume a reality.

Prof GP Stevens