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Volume 26



“Public health emergency declarations” in the Ethiopian federal system: Understanding the scope of state and federal emergency declarations and authorities, pp 1-25

 Yidnekachew Mitiku Mekone 

Infectious agents posing a human security threat have been recorded throughout history. Today, COVID-19 poses a serious human security threat in the world, forcing governments to take extraordinary measures. Extraordinary measures, such as declarations of a state of emergency, basically determine the legal and operational resources available to respond to...


Concurrent national and provincial legislative competence: Rethinking the relationship between nature reserves and national parks, pp 26-47

 Blackmore, Andrew 
 The teleology of concurrent national and provincial legislative competence in South Africa’s Constitution has not been adequately investigated, particularly from the perspective of nature conservation and the establishment of protected areas. It is, therefore, questioned whether the concurrent nature conservation competence awarded to the national sphere of government should be...


The impact of socio-legal inequality on women in the Nigerian domestic work sector, pp 48-83

 Abigail Osiki 
 This article examines the impact of socio-legal inequality on the work conditions of female domestic workers in Nigeria. Domestic work is an important aspect of productive labour and an indispensable factor that contributes to the well-being of households and the economy. However, domestic workers face challenges that are multidimensional and...


Black economic empowerment in South Africa: Is transformation of the management structures of enterprises as essential as it should be? pp 84-105

 Jeannine van de Rheede 
 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was launched as an integrated policy initiative to empower black people and redistribute wealth across the spectrum of South Africa’s population. The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003, as amended in 2013, was enacted to correct the imbalances of apartheid and promote transformation of...


Examining the interpretation of section 115(2)(a) of the Companies Act of 2008, pp 106-147

 Simphiwe S Bidie 

For the purposes of protecting the rights and interests of shareholders, section 115(2)(a) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 is imperative and essential. The veracity of the section and its concomitant provisions are beginning to find their footing before South African courts. One of the occasions when the imperative...


The role of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration in promoting good governance, pp 148-167

 Paul Mudau  

This article critically analyses the provisions of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration from an interdisciplinary standpoint of law and public administration. It assesses the Charter’s substance and its potential role in the promotion of good governance in Africa, subject to internationally accepted standards...


The role of intellectual property rights’ protection in advancing development in South Africa, pp 168-189

 Talkmore Chidede 

Notwithstanding some debate, intellectual property remains a necessary tool for social, cultural, economic, and technological development in the 21st century. In this century, the global economy is driven by knowledge and technology, and the market is increasingly recognising intellectual property as a valuable commercial asset and a force for technological...


Regional integration in Africa: Proposals for an Africa-wide payment system, pp 190-218

 Ogochukwu Monye and Ebelechukwu Monye 

Regional integration remains a priority in Africa. Fuelled by the call of Pan-African leaders including Kwame Nkrumah and the recognition of the potential within the continent to transform intra-African trade and achieve global competitiveness, the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was conceived. The African Union, in collaboration with the...