Members - Johann Neethling

 
 

Johann NeethlingJohann Neethling

Professor of Private Law
Faculty of Law
University of South Africa, Pretoria
South Africa
Member of the European Group on Tort Law

 
     
 
Contact

E-Mail: neethj@alpha.unisa.ac.za
 
 
 

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 29 November 1945

Academic qualifications

BA(Law) 1967 and LLB 1969 (University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, RSA); LLM 1973 (University of McGill, Montreal, Canada); LLD 1976 (University of South Africa, Pretoria, RSA) - thesis: Die Reg op Privaatheid ("The Right to Privacy")

Professional qualification

Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa 1970

Career
  • Department of Private law, Faculty of Law, University of South Africa: Lecturer 1970-1971; Senior Lecturer 1972-1975; Professor 1976-; Head 1989-1995
  • Faculty of Law, University of South Africa: Vice-dean 1988-1995; Dean 1995-
  • Council, University of South Africa: Member 1996-
  • Broad Transformation Forum, University of South Africa : Founding member 1996-1998
  • Deans’ Committee: University of South Africa: Chairperson 1998-
  • Executive Committee of Senate, University of South Africa: Member 1992-1993 1994-
  • Butterworths Professional Publishers Ltd, Durban, RSA: Non-executive Director 1989-1995
  • South African Law Commission: Project Committee, Law of Delict: Member 1991-1995
  • Forum for Legal Education, Department of Justice: Member of Task Team for four-year LLB degree 1996-1997
  • European Group on Tort Law (Tilburg Group): Member 1996-
  • European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, University of Vienna: Fellow 1999-
Awards and prizes
  • Free State Bar Prize for Best LLB-student, University of the Orange Free State 1969
  • Council Award for Exceptional Academic Merit, University of South Africa 1991
  • Toon van den Heever Prize for Legal Science, South African Academy for Science and Art 1993
  • Chancellor’s Prize for Best Researcher, University of South Africa 1997
Scholarships and foreign research
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of McGill, Montreal, Canada 1971-1972
  • Fidelity Fund, Association of Law Societies of RSA, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, Germany 1974
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Patent-, Urheber- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Munich, Germany 1982-1983 (also Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, RSA 1982)
  • Senior Travel Grant, University of South Africa, Belgium, England, The Netherlands 1996
  • Grant for Overseas Conference, University of South Africa, Maastricht, The Netherlands 1998 (also Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria RSA 1998)
Editorial work
  • Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg (Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law): Assistant-editor 1983-1987, Editor 1988-1998
  • SA Mercantile Law Journal: Editorial Committee 1993-
  • De Jure: Editorial Council 1998-
  • Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal: Editorial Council 1998-
  • Onregmatige Mededinging/ Unlawful Competition (seminar volume) (Unisa 1990): Editor
Publications

Author (or co-author) of more than 100 articles, notes, case discussions and book reviews in law journals; author (or co-author) of 5 legal textbooks:

  • Persoonlikheidsreg (Butterworths 1 ed 1979; 2 ed 1985; reprint 1989; 3 ed 1991; 4 ed 1998) xi and 390 - translated as Neethling’s Law of Personality (Butterworths 1996) xi and 348 (co-authors JM Potgieter, PJ Visser);
  • Die Reg Aangaande Onregmatige Mededinging (Butterworths 1983) xxvii and 222 (co-author HJO van Heerden) - translated as Unlawful Competition (Butterworths 1995) xi and 377;
  • Deliktereg (Butterworths 1 ed 1989; 2 ed 1992; 3 ed 1996) xii and 431 (co-authors JM Potgieter, PJ Visser) - translated as Law of Delict (Butterworths 1 ed 1990; 2 ed 1994; 3 ed 1999) xii and 441;
  • Werkboek vir Deliktereg (Digma 1 ed 1990; Butterworths 2 ed 1997) viii and 197 (co-authors JM Potgieter, TJ Scott) - translated as Workbook for Law of Delict (Digma 1990; Butterworths 2 ed 1997) viii and 197;
  • Case Book on the Law of Delict/Vonnisbundel oor die Deliktereg (Juta 1 ed 1991; 2 ed 1995) (co-authors JM Potgieter, TJ Scott) xv and 815.
 
 
 

 

 

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