Klaus D. Beiter

Namibian-born Klaus D. Beiter holds B.Iur. LL.B. degrees (both obtained with distinction) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, and a doctorate in international human rights law (obtained summa cum laude) from the University of Munich, Germany, where he wrote his thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bruno Simma (formerly a Judge at the International Court of Justice).

Marita Carnelley

Marita Carnelley is a law professor, having taught Family law for two decades at three South African universities. Her current research focuses on maintenance and diversity issues. She is the co-editor of the Oxford University Press textbook on South African Family Law and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the area. 

Anri Botes

I have an LLM and LLD in Labour law and have published multiple articles on various key topics in the labour law field. I have also made contributions in labour law at many national and international conferences since employment. Apart from research activities I have lectured labour law to undergraduate and post graduate students for the past seven years.

Lourens Marthinus du Plessis

Presently:  Research Professor in the Faculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and formerly professor of Public Law, University of Stellenbosch.  Founding director University of Stellenbosch/University of the Western Cape Research Unit for Legal and Constitutional Interpretation.

He was also Professor in and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence at the North-West University and professor extraordinaire of Comparative and Public International Law at the University of the Western Cape.

Gerrit Johannes Pienaar

Gerrit Pienaar has been teaching property law at the Northwest University (previously the Potchefstroom University) from 1979, first as senior lecturer and since 1989 as professor. Presently he is the Director Post-Graduate Studies at the Law Faculty of the NWU. He obtained a LLD degree in 1988 with the thesis “The common law juristic person in South African private law”.

Jacobus A Robinson

Professor, Law faculty, Potchefstroom Campus of the NWU, Potchefstroom

NRF rated

Serves on Executive Committee of the International Society of Family Law

Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Lectures mainly in Family Law, Law of Persons and the Law of Unjustified Enrichment.

Research relates to relevant topics in Family law, more particularly the position of children


Elmarie van der Schyff

In recent times, enormous developments occurred in the field of mineral and water rights following the promulgation of legislation in which the state was statutorily appointed as the guardian or trustee of the resources concerned. This statutory intervention dramatically changed not only the property right paradigm in terms of which resources are managed, but also the nature of rights that may be obtained in respect of resource units.

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