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Abrahams (C.) CLASS ACTION, in pursuit of a larger life
213pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A memoir by Charles Abrahams, a South African human-rights and class-action lawyer who has sued multinationals in New York for supporting apartheid, taken on food companies for fixing the price of bread, and secured a R5-billion settlement from South Africa's goldmining industry for miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis.

"Class Action is a vivid, honest and compelling account of a difficult life lived on the Cape Flats during the apartheid years. What the author does better than most is to offer an interwoven account of the personal and the social in ways that helps us understand both better - how apartheid not only crushed black lives but at the same time emboldened the resistance against this crime against humanity. From the ashes of a broken life, Charles Abrahams rises to lead on a world stage the first class-action lawsuit on behalf of victims of apartheid. Nobody has told the story of our violent past with such a clear sense of the present and such a hopeful vision of the future." Professor Jonathan Jansen, Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University

"A beautifully told, heartfelt story about hunger, sex, identity and legal idealism and creativity. When it ended I wanted more." Albie Sachs, former Justice of the Constitutional Court
Andrews (P.), David (D.) & Masengu (T.) eds. A WARRIOR FOR JUSTICE, essays in honour of Dikgang Moseneke, first published as Acta Juridica 2017
297pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R580
A collection of essays - including papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Cape Town on 7 December 2016 - in honour of former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke upon his retirement from the Bench.

Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron.

Includes contributions by Cathleen Powell, Mtendeweka Mhango and Ntombizazuko Dyani-Mhango, Chuma Himonga, E Tendayi Achiume, and Jaco Barnard-Naudé, and personal reflections from colleagues and friends Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs and Mohamed Navsa.
Atuahene (B.) WE WANT WHAT'S OURS, learning from South Africa's land restitution program
198 pp., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R250
Bernadette Atuahene interviewed over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation's land restitution program. In this book she presents her research into the successes and failures of South Africa's attempts at "dignity restoration", a unique fusion of reparations with restorative justice that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice.

Bernadette Atuahene is Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a faculty member of the American Bar Foundation.
Bentley (K.), Nathan (L.) & Calland (R.) eds. FALLS THE SHADOW, between the promise and the reality of the South African Constitution
214 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R360
A collection of essays that explore the causes, meaning and implications of the gap between the promise of the South African Constitution and the reality of life for most South Africans.

Contributions include:
"You Can't Eat the Constitution: is democracy for the poor?" by Tseliso Thipanyane
"Security and the Constitution: Xenophobia. Whose rights? Whose safety?" by Judith Cohen
"Custom and Constitutional Rights: an impossible dialogue?" by Mazibuko Jara
"Bending the Rules: constitutional subversion by the intelligence services" by Laurie Nathan
"Judicial Selection: what qualities do we expect in a South African judge?" by Susannah Cowen
"'Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" by Richard Calland.

Kristina Bentley is a Senior Research Associate with the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Richard Calland is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law and the Director of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Laurie Nathan is Extraordinary Professor and Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria.
Berger (I.) et al (eds.) AFRICAN ASYLUM AT A CROSSROADS, activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
272pp., hardback, Athens, 2015. R925
A collection of essays that explore the role of court-based African asylum cases and establish an analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony on both asylum seekers and experts.

"A groundbreaking volume on the complex experience of African asylum seekers and refugees in the context of the crisis of the African state in the global era. With authoritative chapters by outstanding Africanists, covering a wide range of critical issues, this lucidly analytical volume effectively engages the dialectical tensions between Africa and the West, the local and the global, tradition and modernity. A truly rigorous scholarly work on a subject of great importance in African studies, socio-legal studies, and the wider humanistic social sciences" Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College
Bohler-Muller (N.), Cosse (M.) & Pienaar (G.) eds. MAKING THE ROAD BY WALKING, the evolution of the South African Constitution
227pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2018. R325
"This book looks at the character and thinking of some of the judges who have helped to start the process of making our Constitution real. The text reminds us that behind the structure of state and the mechanisms of power stand human beings, in all their frailty, but also in all their courage and determination to make our country better for the poorest in it. In other words, judges who take seriously the promise of constitutional governance and of social justice under law." Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Includes chapters on Justices L.W.H. Ackermann, Richard Goldstone, Johann Kriegler, Yvonne Mokgoro, Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs, Thembile Skweyiya, and Zak Yacoob.
Breytenbach (G.) & Brodie (N.) THE RULE OF LAW, a memoir
259pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R285
A memoir by former state prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Glynnis Breytenbach, as told to journalist Nechama Brodie. In 2012, after working for the NPA for 26 years, she was suspended as senior prosecutor and had criminal charges levelled against her. She was acquitted on all charges. She claims her threat to go to court to challenge her superiors’ decision to withdraw fraud and corruption charges against controversial crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was behind her suspension and the subsequent criminal charges. Breytenbach is now a Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance and South Africa's Shadow Minister of Justice.

"I was always impressed with the fairness and high level of integrity shown by Glynnis. But, above all, I like the fire in her. She truly has fire in her belly." Advocate Vusi Pikoli, National Director of Public Prosecutions (2005 - 2007)
310pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
The biography of South African advocate and judge Jules Browde (1919-2016), a prominent human rights lawyer under apartheid, and a friend of Nelson Mandela. A founder member and chairman of Lawyers For Human Rights, in 2008 he received the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award for Service to Law in Southern Africa. Danile Browde is Jules Browde's son.

"Danile Browde's account of Jules Browde's life is rich, engaging, intriguing and delightful. Crammed with human and historical interest, it reveals Jules Browde as a large-hearted, generous man, whose expansive spirit encompassed warfare, politics, family and friendship across critical decades of our democracy's history and prehistory - but whose life, pre-eminently, was committed to elementary justice for all in our country." Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"Browde writes a precise, elegant prose, warmed by an appealing candour and understated lyricism. His book is both a tangential biography and an amusing account of the perils and pleasures of learning to be a writer. In counterpoint, the voices of the 'young storyteller' and his grandfather show how a life is made in interaction and relationship, among family and friends, in the stories we tell one another and ourselves." Ivan Vladislaviç, author of "Portrait with Keys"
Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R310
A memoir by Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron, in which he reflects on the power and the limitations of the law and examines the role of the law in South Africa's transition.

"A remarkable integration of fascinating, often moving personal memoir, professional reminiscence and acute historical analysis of South African law, politics and society." Sir Sydney Kentridge, QC

"Shows with brilliant clarity how the life of a jurist informs his reading of the law. An inspirational, but never a self-indulgent, story of a remarkable South African life." Eusebius McKaiser

Edwin Cameron was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. His other books include the autobiography, "Witness to Aids", and "Defiant Desire, gay and lesbian lives in South Africa", which he co-authored with Mark Gevisser. He has received numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2000) and the San Francisco Aids Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award for 2003, and the Brudner Prize from Yale for 2009-2010. In 2002 the Bar of England and Wales honoured him with a special award for his contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights.
Chigwata (T.) PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM IN ZIMBABWE, an analysis of the law, policy and practice
498pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R800
Explores the nature, evolution and future of Zimbabwe's Constitution of 2013.

Tinashe Calton Chigwata is a senior researcher at the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights at the University of the Western Cape.
Claassens (A.) & Cousins (B.) LAND, POWER & CUSTOM, controversies generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act
392 pp., paperback, CD-Rom, Cape Town, 2008. R445
A collection of essays that deal with "tenure reform in the former homelands, and the implications for power and gender relations".
"The book includes a CD-Rom containing current and historical legislation affecting communal land and affidavits by rural applicants, state officials and traditional leaders in pending legislation concerning land rights and chiefly power."

Contributions include "Contextualising the Controversies: dilemmas of communal tenure reform in post-apartheid South Africa" and "Characterising 'Communal' Tenure: nested systems and flexible boundaries" by Ben Cousins,
"'Official' vs 'Living' Customary Law: dilemmas of description and recognition" by Tom Bennett,
"Women, Land and Power: the impact of the Communal Land Rights Act" by Annika Claasens and Sizani Ngubane,
"Contested Terrain: land rights and chiefly power in historical perspective" by Peter Delius, and
"Customary Law and Zones of Chiefly Sovereignty: the impact of government policy on whose voices prevail in the making and changing of customary law" by Annika Claasens.

Ben Cousins is a Professor in the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape and the Director of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas).
Annika Claasens worked for the Ministry of Land Affairs as a tenure specialist from 1996 to 2000. is currently contracted by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) to co-ordinate research relating to the Communal Land Rights Act 11 of 2004.

Claassens (A.) & Smythe (D.) eds. MARRIAGE, LAND AND CUSTOM, essays on law and social change in South Africa
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R545
A collection of essays that consider the processes of change and adaptation taking place in relation to marriage and the land rights of single women living in "communal" areas in South Africa, They also examine how these changes relate to broader economic and political developments, and the impact of the implementation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.

Contributions include:
"Women, Marriage and Land: findings from a three-site survey" by Debbie Budlender
"Women's Land Rights and Social Change in Rural South Africa: the case of Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal" by Ben Cousins
"Contesting Customary Law in the Eastern Cape: gender, place and land tenure" by Tara Weinberg
"How Social Security Becomes Social Insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal village" by Bernard Dubbeld
"Renegotiating Intimate Relationships with Men: how HIV shapes attitudes and experiences of marriage for South African women living with HIV: 'Now in my life, everything I do, looking at my health'" by Diane Cooper, Elena Moore and Joanne Mantell
"'Today it would be called rape': a historical and contextual examination of forced marriages and violence in the Eastern Cape" by Nyasha Karimakwenda.

Aninka Claassens is Chief Researcher and Director of the Rural Women's Action Research Programme at the Centre for Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.
Dee Smythe is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.
Clark (P.) DISTANT JUSTICE, the impact of the International Criminal Court on African politics
379pp., map, paperback, Cambridge, 2018. R340
Critically assesses the politics of the ICC in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on 650 interviews over 11 years.

"Phil Clark has written an epochal work on the ICC. He allows the facts and the evidence to speak without political varnish. Clark appropriately indicts the ICC for being an imperial project that's tone deaf about its deficits. However, he pleads for deep reform and correctly rejects the arguments for throwing the baby out with the bathwater." Makau Mutua, State University of New York

Phil Clark is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London.
Corder (H.) & Smit (J.) eds. SECURING JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, the role of commissions in selecting judges in the Commonwealth
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Introduction by Justice Kate O'Regan.

Includes in-depth studies of how judges are appointed in the jurisdictions of Canada, England and Wales, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria and South Africa.Includes "Managing a Fraught Transition: the practice of the South African JSC" by Chris Oxtoby and the Cape Town Principles on the Role of Independent Commissions in the Selection and Appointment of Judges.

Hugh Corder is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town.
Jan van Zyl Smit is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
de Beer (J.), Armstrong (C.), Oguamanam (C.) & Schonwetter (T.) eds. INNOVATION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, collaborative dynamics in Africa
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R412
A collection of essays that explore that complex relationships between intellectual property (IP) rights and the innovation they are meant to encourage. Case studies were undertaken and evidence collected in nine African countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Egypt.

Contributions include:
"Consideration of a Legal 'Trust' Model for the Kukula Healers' TK Commons in South Africa" by Gino Cocchiaro, Johan Lorenzen, Bernard Maister and Britta Ruterr
"The State of Biofuel Innovation in Mozambique" by Fernando dos Santos and Simão Pelembe
"Perspectives on Intellectual Property from Botswana's Publicly Funded Researchers" by Njoku Ola Ama
"Current Realities of Collaborative Intellectual Property in Africa" by Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam and Tobias Schonwetter.
528pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2015. R385
This book explores suitable techniques for implementation of international law by comparing South Africa and Germany. It focuses on key sub-areas of international law in the two countries, including the United Nations Charter, the international law of the sea, international economic law,international environmental law, international human rights law, international criminal law, regional integration and the status of international judicial decisions before domestic courts.
291pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R520
Provides an overview of the most important laws and regulations affecting schools in the area of human resource management.

Admitted attorney Jaco Deacon is Deputy Chief Executive of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) and trustee of the South African Educational Development Trust. He serves on the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and the Ethics Committee and is current President of the South African Education Law Association (SAELA). He is the author of School Governance: common issues and how to deal with them.
Downie (L.) PRO-POOR LEGAL PRACTICE, household rights and subsidised housing in South Africa
197pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R235
Leslie Downie discusses methods for developing pro-poor contracts and land tools for low income clients, exploring prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, housing rights and land ownership.

Attorney, notary, conveyancer and mediator Leslie Downey has taught social law, family law and business law at UNISA and the University of Cape Town.
Dugard (J.) CONFRONTING APARTHEID, a personal history of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine
302pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Legal academic John Dugard describes the work he undertook in defence of human rights in apartheid South Africa, South West Africa/ Namibia and Palestine.

"John Dugard's vivid historical and comparative study of injustice in three societies not only shows how law has been and is being used as an instrument of racial injustice, but reminds us powerfully of the need to confront racial oppression wherever it occurs." Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court

"...serves to remind us of the depths to which humankind may sink in its determination to secure the supposed superiority of one racial group over another." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

John Dugard founded the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University. After the fall of apartheid he worked as Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge, was Professor of International Law at Leiden University and judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Foster (L.) REINVENTING HOODIA, peoples, plants, and patents in South Africa
209pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
First published in USA in 2017.

"Hoodia gordonii" is a succulent plant native to the Kalahari Desert known by indigenous San peoples to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. "Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation." from the back cover

“'Reinventing Hoodia' provides a well-researched, critically engaged account of a fascinating contested object of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property. Its illuminating account of hoodia across a range of scales makes significant conceptual and empirical contributions to feminist legal studies and to the history and philosophy of science.” Anne Pollock, author of "Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference"

“Foster’s fascinating account of complex negotiations between the indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, lawyers, and Big Pharma makes a valuable text for classes in law, the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, women’s studies, and anti-colonial studies. It also expands the horizon of fruitful research projects in these fields.” Sandra Harding, author of "Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research"

“Foster’s interdisciplinary work on Hoodia is both novel and timely. She offers a valuable analysis of science and its relationship to indigeneity.” Jennifer A. Hamilton, author of "Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts"

Laura Foster is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington with affiliations in African Studies and the Maurer School of Law. She is also Senior Researcher with the Intellectual Property Unit at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law.
Friedman (G.) & Gauntlett (J.) comps. BAR, BENCH & BULLSHIFTERS, Cape tales 1950-1990
95 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A humorous collection of stories from life at the Bar and on the Bench in the Cape, starting at the end of World War Two and finishing with the arrival of democracy in South Africa. Contributors include Bobby Bloch, Gerald Gordon, Dawid de Villiers, Percy Jones, Andries Beyers, George Munnik and Jackie de Villiers.

Gerald Friedman joined the Cape Bar in 1950. He took silk in 1970, was appointed a judge of the Cape Provincial Division in 1977, and was elevated to the Appellate Division in 1990. He served as judge president of the CPD from 1992-1998.
Jeremy Gauntlett joined the Cape Bar in 1977, and took silk in 1989. From 1996 to 2010 he was a judge of the Court of Appeal of Lesotho. In 2012 he was made a Bencher of the Middle Temple.
Glazewski (J.) & Esterhuyse (S.) eds. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN THE KAROO, critical legal and environmental perspectives
494pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R695
A collection of essays that explore questions relating to proposed hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' in the Karoo.

Contributions include:
"The Constitutional and Legal Framework" by Jan Glazewski
"Environmental Assessment of Shale Gas Development in South Africa" by Tracy Humby
"The Economics of Shale Gas Fracking: what can the American experience teach us" by Saliem Fakir and Ellen Davies
"The Internationally Significant Karoo Archaeology and Palaeontology Record: short-term threats and long-term responsibilities" by David Morris, Bruce Rubidge and Jan Glazewski
"Effects on Communities: the social fabric, local livelihoods and the social psyche" by Nola Redelinghuys
'Making Legal Sense of a 'Sense of Place' in the Karoo" by Loretta Feris.

Jan Glazewski is Professor in the Institute of Marine and Emvironmental Law at the University of Cape Town.
Surina Esterhuyse is a lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State.
Higginbotham (D.) & Collis-Buthelezi (V.) eds. CONTESTED INTIMACIES, sexuality, gender, and the law in Africa
84pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A collection of essays that focus on the ways that sexuality, gender and the law interact in southern African countries, primarily Uganda and South Africa.

Foreword by Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"The Limits of the Law: human rights and the emancipation of sexual minorities on the African continent" by Pierre de Vos
"On Miniskirts and Hegemonic Masculinity: the ideology of deviant feminine sexuality in anti-homosexulaity and decency laws" by Barbara Boswell
"Sexing the Law and Legislating Gendered Sexualities" by Stella Nyanzi
Himonga (C.) & Moore (E.) REFORM OF CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND SUCCESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA, living customary law and social realities
374pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R695
This book examines the operation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (RCMA) and the rules of succession developed by the Constitutional Court in Bhe v Magistrate, Khayelitsha (the Bhe rules). It is the outcome of a research project conducted by the NRF Chair in Customary Law, Indigenous Values and Human Rights, the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, and the National Movement of Rural Women.

"...offers readers a nuanced analysis that is rich in argumentation. The object of the research is to show how legislators in a new democratic constitutional framework have sought to do justice to customary rights that, in the arena of marriage, its effects and its dissolution as well as succession, fall within a normative context that is historically prior to the new Constitution of South Africa, and above all that are based on different value systems. This is a highly delicate topic, and the authors show clearly the prudence of the legislators, who did not create a tabula rasa but neither did they fully subscribe to the existing customary rights. This difficult balance is illustrated by a meticulous analysis of both case law and testimonies of people's experiences of law in daily life." Professor Marie-Claire Foblets, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Hugo (C.) & Möllers (T.) eds. LEGALITY AND LIMITATION OF POWERS, values, principles and regulations in civil law, criminal law and public law
347pp., hardback, Baden-Baden & Cape Town, 2019. R1600
A collection of papers presented at the 2017 symposium between the law schools from the University of Augsburg and the University of Johannesburg.

South African contributors include Roxan Venter, George Barrie, Mispa Roux, Radley Henrico, Derek van der Merwe, Wim Alberts, Kathleen van der Linde, Jan Neels, Eesa Fredericks and Hennie Strydom.
Jordaan (B.) & Stander (U.) EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS, employment law from a business perspective
215pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R360
A handbook on the practicalities of labour law, employment relations, and dispute resolution suitable for HR professionals, employee relations specialists, union officials and managers.

"This highly recommended publication, written by recognised experts in the field of employment relations and labour law, provides a comprehensive, integrated and very practical guide to the skills and knowledge required for success in the field." Christoph Garbers, Law Faculty, Stellenbosch University.

"...a useful, accessible and an easy read that will provide its readers with a road map for establishing and maintaining effective workplace solutions to challenging economic times." Gawie Cillié, Department of Industrial Psychology, Stellenbosch University and University of Stellenbosch Business School

Barney Jordaan is currently Professor of Management Practice at Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
Advocate Ulrich Stander practices as an employment law and employment relations lawyer.
Jorens (Y.) ed. HIV AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW, the SADC region
142 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R207
A collection of papers presented at the SADC Regional Conference on the impact of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic on Social Law which took place in Maputo, Mozambique, in March 2011. Representatives of ILO, the SADC tribunal and academics from universities in the SADC region assess to what extent national governments have enacted measures to deal with HIV-related issues in the domains of labour law, health law, social protection and social security law.
254 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Pretoria, (2001) 2009. R270
This book makes school law accessible by describing and explaining legal aspects pertaining to managing a school in a professional and ethical way and addressing the interpretation and implementation of acts, regulations, policies and court judgements using practical day-to-day examples experienced in South African schools.
Kesselring (R.) BODIES OF TRUTH, law, memory, and emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa
256pp., illus., paperback, Stanford, 2017. R495
An account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, based on research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury.

"'Bodies of Truth' is essential reading for all those interested in the twenty-year aftermath of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kesselring's innovative ethnography with victims seeking redress in the South African and U.S. Courts examines the limits of law and also makes a powerful case for the transformative potential of new forms of shared sociality. The imaginative combination of the anthropology of law and the body to understand the after-effects of violence in people's lives makes this a ground-breaking work." Richard Ashby Wilson, author of "The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa"

"Deeply serious and imaginative, 'Bodies of Truth' connects anthropology of law and anthropology of the body. Rita Kesselring reveals that even when much is achieved legally in the struggle for transitional justice, bodily experiences of victimhood continue to haunt the victims, and endemic, systematic violence continues to shape the political sphere long after it has ended. Kesselring presents readers with ways in which liberation from habitual victimhood might be achieved." Paul Connerton, University of Cambridge

Rita Kesselring is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
541pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
Contributions include:
"Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area" by Jonathan Klaaren and Fungai Sibanda
"Regional Integration in Southern Africa: a platform for electricity sustainability" by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Bhavna Deonarain
"Household Tipping Points in the Face of Rising Electricity Tariffs" by Angelika Goliger and Aalia Cassim
"Spectrum Policy for Competition and Development: a comparative study of approaches and outcomes in Africa" by Genna Robb
"Procedural Innovation in Competition Law for Small Economies" by Rory Macmillan.

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Simon Roberts is Economics Professor and lead researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development at the University of Johannesburg and an economics director at the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom.
Imraan Valodia is an economist and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Klaaren (J.), Roberts (S.) & Valodia (I.) eds. COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMIC REGULATION, addressing market power in southern Africa
303pp.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"An insightful analysis into the legal and economic issues related to competition policy and its impact in southern Africa, this is a unique and timely collection that will interest lawyers, economists, policymakers and analysts concerned about governance and economic regulation in southern Africa and beyond." Tembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commissioner, The Competition Commission of South Africa

Contributions include:
"Cartel likelihood, duration and deterrence in South Africa" by Ratshidaho Maphwanya
"Competition and Regulation Interface in Energy, Telecommunications and Transport in South Africa" by Reena das Nair and Simon Roberts
"How Multinational Investments in Grain Trading are Reshaping Zambia's Market" by Nicholas Sitko and Brian Chisanga
"Evaluating the Competitiveness of ZImbabwe's Poultry Industry" by Tatenda Zengeni.

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor and former Dean of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Simon Roberts is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Imraan Valodia if Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Klug (H.) THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH AFRICA, a contextual analysis
319pp., paperback, Portland, 2010. R400
Presents the South African Constitution in it historical and social context: addresses the legal, political and philosophical sources of the constitution, its principles and structure, the interaction of the constitution with the existing law and legal institutions, the bill of rights, parliament and executive as well as the constitution's provisions for cooperative government and regionalism, and the challenges facing the constitution in a democratic South Africa.

Heinz Klug is Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of the Global Legal Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School and an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
le Roux (M.) & Davis (D.) LAWFARE, judging politics in South Africa
351pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R275
Examines how the law in South Africa has been used and abused and explores a series of landmark cases that have come to define South Africa's legal and political landscape.

Foreword by Pravin Gordhan.

"...a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society...Let the debate rage on. This work will prove a valuable addition to the controversy and the notion of lawfare." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Michelle le Roux is a member of both the Johannesburg and New York Bars. She is Adjunct Professor at UCT Law School. She is co-author with Dennis Davis of Precedent and Possibility: the (ab)use of law in South Africa.
Dennis Davis was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. He is Honorary Professor at UCT Law School and Chair of the Davis Tax Committee.
Mancuso (S.) & Fombad (C.) eds. COMPARATIVE LAW IN AFRICA, methodologies and concepts
185pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R365
This book is the outcome of an inaugural methodology workshop held in October 2012 by the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"Africanisation of Legal Education Programmes: the need for comparative legal studies" by Charles Fombad
"Comparative Law in an African Context" by Salvatore Mancuso
"Applying the Tool of Comparative Law to the Study of Africa's Multiple Development Pathways" by Ada Ordor
"The Meeting of Comparative Law and Legal Anthropology in Africa" by Thomas Bennett
""Human Rights and Business Law in an African Context" by Moussa Samb.
Massie (K.), Collier (D.) & Crotty (A.) EXECUTIVE SALARIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, who should have a say on pay?
322 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R265
Foreword by Pravin Gordham.

The authors of this book examine levels of pay and income inequality in South Africa. They explore "possible inefficiencies and growth-limiting aspects of excessive executive pay and the extent of the gap between the pay of the wealthy executive and that of the working poor". Where effective ethical business leadership on the question of remuneration is absent they "support regulatory intervention that provides multiple stakeholders with a say on pay at all levels of a company". from pg. xvii of the introduction

Canadian barrister and solicitor Kaylan Massie moved to South Africa in 2011. She graduated with a Master's degree in Labour Law in 2012.
Debbie Collier is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and is an associate of the Institute of Development and Labour Law.
Financial writer Ann Crotty received her MPhil in Company Law from the University of Cape Town in 2010. She was named journalist of the year in 2005, along with her colleague, Renée Bonorchis, for their work on executive pay published in Business Report. In 2006 she was named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year, and in 2013 she won the Economy and Industry Section of the Sanlam Award.
215pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
A collection of essays on what South Africa's Constitution means for South Africans.

Contributions include:
"The Genesis of South Africa's Constitution" and an interview with Johann Kriegler by Jean Meiring
"How I learnt to loathe myself and love the Constitution" by Rian Malan
"'Boerehaat' and Revanchism: the dark side of South Africa's Constitution" by Dan Roodt
"The Constitution and President Zuma, the innocent dupe" by Ranjeni Munusamy
"Constitutional Delinquency is a Precondition for Black Liberation" by Andile Mngxitama
“The Right to Land Remains a Thorny Issue" by Jackie Dugard.

Jean Meiring is a member of the Johannesburg Bar.
Moosa (N.) & Dangor (S.) eds. MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA, evolution and future status
465pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R745
This collection of essays on Muslim personal law or family law "touches on constitutional issues, concerns with the application of Muslim personal law by South African courts, and the conflict between supporters and opponents of the draft Bill on Muslim Marriages." from the back cover
Mostert (H.), Verstappen (L.), Zevenbergen (J.) & van Schalkwyk (L.) (eds.) LAND LAW AND GOVERNANCE, African perspectives on land tenure and title
201pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R480
Explores different ways of conceptualising secure land holding in Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Mandate and Challenges of Achieving Communal Land Tenure Security in South Africa" by Hanri Mostert and Jacques Jacobs
"An Inconvenient Truth: land title in social context - a South African perspective" by Rosalie Kingwill
"Customary Land Rights in the Context of Urbanisation and Development:case studies from Botswana, Namibia and Ghana" by Emmanuel Akrofi and Jennifer Whittal.

Hanri Mostert is DST/NRF SARChl Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa; Professor of Law, University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor, Department of Private and Notary Law, Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen.
Leon Verstappen is Professor of Private and Notarial Law, University of Groningen and Deputy Judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague.
Jaap Zevenbergen is Professor in Land Administration and Management, University of Twente.
Louie van Schalkwyk is Researcher at the DST/NRF South African Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa; Professor of Law, University of Cape Town.
Nassali (M.) BEATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS DRUM, applying human rights standards to NGO's governance
260pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2015. R340
Maria Nassali argues that NGOs "have the obligation to empower themselves internally before they can champion the empowerment of others." from the back cover

Maria Nassali teaches in the School of Law at Makerere University in Uganda. She is also employed as Chief Executive Officer of International Governance Alliance.
Ngwena (C.) WHAT IS AFRICANNESS?, contesting nativism in race, culture and sexualities
305pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R360
"Charles Ngwena's timely and original book is a wonderful read, rich in theory and insight, and an essential companion for those interested in exploring the 'multiplicity of histories, cultures and subjectivities' that constitute the diversity of "Africaness' and African identities." Professor Cathi Albertyn, School of Law, Wits University

"This is a masterpiece! Not only does the author capture the discourses and debates on 'Africaness', he aptly examines them before offering his views on 'decentring the race of Africaness' with the important recognition of 'Africa as land of diverse identifications'." Professor Serge Djoyou Kamga, Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute, UNISA-

Charles Ngwena is Professor of Law at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
Pienaar (G.) REGSALMANAK, 100 stories uit ons regserfenis
23pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R295
Advocate and writer Gustaf Pienaar discusses a selection of court cases from South African legal history.
Pienaar (J.) LAND REFORM,
918 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R960
"The book covers all legal developments spanning the first phase or exploratory land reform programme that was embarked upon in 1991, followed by the all-encompassing land reform programme that coincided with the constitutional dispensation, until July 2013.
Land reform is approached with reference to its various contexts, drawing the broad categories of state land and private land that are further subdivided into urban and rural contexts, where relevant. All relevant legislative measures and policy documents are set out and major court decisions are analysed accordingly." from the back cover

Juanita Pienaar is Professor in Private Law at Stellenbosch University.
Price (A.) & Bishop (M.) eds. A TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE, essays in honour of Pius Langa, first published as Acta Juridica 2015
4904pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R570
Pius Langa (1939–2013) was Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Appointed to the bench in 1994 by Nelson Mandela, he became Deputy Chief Justice in 2001 and was elevated as Chief Justice in 2005 by Thabo Mbeki. He retired in October 2009.

Contributions include:
"Tribute to Pius Langa" by Albie Sachs
"Working with Pious Langa on Press Freedom" by Anshal Bodasing
"Legal Transformation and Legal Education: congruence or conflict?" by Dennis Davis
"The Langa Court" its distinctive character and legacy" by Theunis Roux
"On the Reciprocal Relationship Between the Rule of Law and Civil Society" by Stu Woolman
"On the Limits of Cultural Accomodation: KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education vs Pillay" by Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti and Michael Bishop.

Röhrs (S.), Smythe (D.), Hsieh (A.) & de Souza (M.) eds. IN SEARCH OF EQUALITY, women, law and society in Africa
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R320
A collection of essays on women's rights in seven African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire.

Contributions include:
"Challenges in litigation on gender issues in Namibia" by Dianne Hubbard
"Gender Equality in Customary Marriages in South Africa" by Mikateko Joyce Maluleke
"Ending Impunity for Hate Crimes Against Black Lesbians in South Africa" by Wendy Isaak.
306 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Oxford, 2009. R242
Justice Albie Sachs writes about his 15 years as a member of the Constitutional Court, how his life has influenced his approach, and his views on the nature of justice and its achievement through law.

This book is shortlisted for the 2010 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.
Sachs (A.) WE, THE PEOPLE, insights of an activist judge
349pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
A collection of essays, lectures and extracts on constitution-making and non-racialism by former judge Albie Sachs.

"Albie Sachs's book comes at a time when critical reflection and insightful analyses of South Africa's past, and its current challenges are most needed. The reflections in 'We, the People' are indicative not only of one man's commitment to democratic ideals, but also, symbolically, that of South Africa's people." Ahmed Kathrada, former political prisoner and politician

"Albie Sachs is at once activist and philosopher judge. In 'We, the People', Sachs lets us into his prying thoughts about the foundations and the construction of our constitutional project. He ponders the complex relationship between the people, their chosen government and the idealised outcomes the advent of democracy has promised." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (b. 1935) is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He practiced as an advocate at the Cape Bar, defending people charged under racial statutes and security laws. After being arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months, Albie Sachs went into exile in England, and later Mozambique. In 1988, in Maputo, he lost an arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb placed in his car exploded. He returned to South Africa in 1990, served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress, and was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994. He retired in 2009. In 1991, Sachs won the Alan Paton Award for his book, "Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter". He is also the author of "Justice in South Africa" (1974), "The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs" (1966), "Sexism and the Law" (1979), and "The Free Diary of Albie Sachs" (2004). His most recent book, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award.
Sadleir (E.) & de Beer (T.) DON'T FILM YOURSELF HAVING SEX, and other legal advice for the age of social media
195 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer run a social media law consultancy in Johannesburg. In this book they outline the laws and rules applicable to what can be said and done on social media, and discuss the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks people face online.
172pp., illus., map, paperback, Tzaneen, 2015. R285
An autobiography by retired advocate Ponele Seshai. He records the history of the Batubatse Ba-Shai community who migrated from Ghana more than 500 years ago and eventually settled in the area of present day Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province. He was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.
Songca (R.) et al VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA, legal, social development and criminological aspects
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R480
The authors decribe the causes and effects of vulnerability in childhood and analyse the legal, social development, criminological and penology issues that affect vulnerable children who are in conflict with the law. Written specifically for those who work with vulnerable children in the South African justice system. The authors include former police officers, criminologists, penologists, lawyers, and experts in the area of children's rights.
Venter (F.) FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA, a brief introduction
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R155
An introduction to the Bill of Rights and to the law relating to fundamental rights in South Africa.

Francois Venter is Professor and Research Associate in the Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University. He was a technical advisor in the constitution-making process in South Africa.
Venter (F.) LEGAL RESEARCH, purpose, planning and publication
129pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R270
An introduction for legal researchers, especially those with little expertise and experience.

Francois Venter is Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University.
Wiese (T.) CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA, with international comparisons
238pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R408
Wiese addresses the changes in corporate governance in South Africa brought about by the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the King Report on Governance for South Africa (King III).

Tobie Wiese, an attorney, notary and conveyancer, worked as a corporate legal adviser and in a company secretarial capacity for a multi-national retail company.
Williams (S.) & Woolaver (H.) eds. CIVIL SOCIETY AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA, challenges and opportunities
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R530
A collection of essays on the contribution of African civil society organisations to international, regional and national criminal justice mechanisms.

Contributions include:
"Partners in complementarity: the role of civil society in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in South Africa" by Hannah Woolaver
"Crime and Contradiction: justice reform, civil society and Zimbabwe's long transition" by Mark Shaw
"An Essential Intervention: civil society responses to redressing and preventing violence against women in post-apartheid South Africa" by Andrea Durbach
"The Zimbabwe Torture Case: reflections on domestic litigation for international crimes in Africa" by Angela Mudukuti.
Woolman (S.) THE SELFLESS CONSTITUTION, experimentalism and flourishing as foundations of South Africa's basic law
632 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R455
"Stu Woolman has penned a tour de force in interdisciplinary legal thought. Drawing on fresh neuroscientific evidence on the nature of consciousness and recent empirical contributions in behavioural psychology, social capital theory and development economics, as well as his own encyclopaedic knowledge of the constitutional issues raised and decisions rendered during the last twenty years, Woolman builds an innovative theory of experimental constitutionalism keyed to local conditions (the post-apartheid Constitution’s normative commitments to dignity, equality and liberty) and thus married to a politics of flourishing. The result is a provocative description of what the Constitutional Court has and hasn’t done. It’s also a call for the Court (and South Africa as a whole) to do even more to enable this still new nation to realize the egalitarian pluralist order to which its Constitution aspires. Woolman’s blueprint for this egalitarian pluralist order is framed as an invitation to readers to reflect, to dispute, and to contribute to the creation of a body of law that should be, as he passionately urges, open, participatory and humane."
Professor Stephen Ellmann, Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, New York Law School

"The Selfless Constitution delivers something exceptionally rare in South African legal literature: an intellectually ambitious book that fuses insights from fields outside the law with a thorough and imaginative engagement with legal precedent. Woolman invites his readers to revisit ancient philosophical debates, while pondering modern scientific and sociological breakthroughs that offer insights on the true meaning of freedom. He explains why freedom ought to be re-conceptualized as flourishing, and how flourishing should inform how we structure our constitutional democracy. Woolman’s multidisciplinary approach and novel use of experimentalism in the South African context challenges, enhances and reshapes our traditional understandings of constitutional doctrine and paves a new path for legal and democratic theory. Woolman thereby makes a significant South African contribution to the burgeoning discipline of comparative constitutionalism and the still nascent field of experimental governance." Michael Bishop, University of Cape Town; Counsel, Legal Resources Centre; Advocate, Cape High Court

"Stu Woolman is one of the leading constitutional law scholars in South Africa for a reason. His Selfless Constitution – a philosophical and a legal tour de force – bestows upon us an utterly original way to think about constitutional jurisprudence in South Africa. In so doing, the book underwrites more general and imaginative insights into contemporary currents in interdisciplinary legal thought, sociology of law, philosophy, and political theory."
Professor Drucilla Cornell, Jurisprudence, Feminist Theory and Political Science, Rutgers University

"Stu Woolman’s book manages to advance a truly unique view of South African constitutional jurisprudence that remains universal in both its foundation and application. The ability to connect what we know about the human condition, philosophically and empirically, with South Africa’s early engagement with constitutional democracy, places this work in a league of its own. The reader is provoked by its many challenges, and rewarded by its still greater accomplishments." Professor David Zeffertt, University of the Witwatersrand

Stu Woolman is Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance and Sustainable Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is Academic Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law and Managing Editor of the "Constitutional Court Review." He is editor-in-chief and primary author of the four volume "Constitutional Law of South Africa". His other publications include "The Constitution in the Classroom: law and education in South Africa, 1994-2008", "The Business of Sustainable Development in Africa", "Constitutional Conversations" and "The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa".
Zondi (K.) comp. A GLOSSARY OF LAW TERMS, English-isiZulu
49pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R145
Basic explanations of legal terms in both isiZulu and English. Designed to assist students pursuing legal studies.

Khulekani Zondi lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
226 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350
A collection of reworked and updated papers presented at the African International Economic Law Netword (AfIELN) COnference, held in 2013 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The contributors discuss "international perspectives on African law and economic development in the light of broader globalisation impertatives." from the back cover

Laurence Boulle is Professor of Law at the Thomas More Law School, ACU, Sydney, and Adjunct Professor at Bond University, Queensland, Australia, and at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Emmanuel Laryea is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia, and Fellow of the Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and FInance, Bond University, Australia.
Franziska Sucker is a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law.