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Faculty of Law

 

Director: Institute for Law in Action (Previously ISGAD)

ARTICLES PUBLISHED OR ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION IN ACCREDITED (REFEREED) JOURNALS

 

1.     Van As, HJ (September 1995) "Administrative Justice and the Public Official." Journal for Public Administration.

 

2.     Van As, HJ (November 1996) "The causa proxima non remota spectatur-rule in insurance law - Is the cause determined by the application of fixed rules?" Obiter

 

3.     Van As, HJ (1999) Lesse uit die Lae Lande : Regshulp in Nederland (Lessons from the Low Countries : Legal Aid in the Netherlands)” Stellenbosch Law Review.

 

4.     Van As, HJ & Horak, JM (Nov 1999) “Re-introduction of the Death Penalty - Fighting Crime or Winning Votes?” SA Public Law.

 

5.     Van As, HJ (Nov 1999) “Regshulp in die VSA: Quo Vadis SA” Obiter.

 

6.     Van As, HJ (1999) “The right to information and the public tender process” Journal for Public Administration

 

7.     Van As, HJ (2000) Regshulp in Indië: Kan Suid-Afrika daaruit leer?” (Legal Aid in India : Can SA learn from it?) Tydskrif vir Regswetenskap / Journal for Juridical Science

8.     Van As, HJ (Feb 2000) “Die historiese grondslae vir en ontwikkelingsgang van die reg op regsverteenwoordiging in Suid-Afrika - Deel 1 (The historical basis for and development of legal representation in South Africa - Part 1" THRHR / Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law.

9.     Van As, HJ (May 2000) “Die historiese grondslae vir en ontwikkelingsgang van die reg op regsverteenwoordiging in Suid-Afrika - Deel 2 (The historical basis for and development of legal representation in South Africa - Part 2)" THRHR / Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law

 

10.   Van As, HJ (2000) “Regshulp in krisis: Neigings in Nigerië (Legal Aid in a crisis : Tendencies in Nigeria) Obiter

11.   Van As, HJ (2001) “Rigtingwysers uir die Engelse Regshulpstelsel” (Pointers from the English Legal Aid System) Stellenbosch Law Review, 101.

12.   Van As, HJ (2004) “Legal Aid in Mexico: Visions of South Africa’s Future? “Stellenbosch Law Review” 137

13.   Van As, HJ (2005) “Legal Aid in South Africa: Making justice reality” Journal for African Law 54

14.   Van As, HJ (2005) “Taking Legal Aid to the People: Unleashing Local Potential in South Africa” Obiter 187

 PAPERS READ AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

1.     Read "Land for Black Housing Development" : Vista University : Port Elizabeth : 1988

2.     Read "Project management for low cost housing projects" : S.A. Institute for Civil Engineers : Port Elizabeth : 1989

3.     Read "International Purchasing Law" : Purchasing Institute : Conference for tertiary institutions : Port Elizabeth : 1994

4.     Attended "Human Rights under the Interim Constitution" : Centre for Applied legal Studies & Juta : Port Elizabeth : 1994

5.     Attended "The Commission on Truth and Reconciliation: It's Operation and Objectives" Centre for Human Rights : Port Elizabeth : 1994

6.     Read "Access to Justice : Do Technikons have a role to play?" : Conference on Access to Justice : Department of Justice : Durban : 1995

7.     Read "Language and the need for legal representation": International Symposium on Language and the Courts : Vista University : Port Elizabeth : 1996

8.     Read "Assessment and achievements of human rights since 1993 -1996 and the role of the administration in creating a culture of human rights awareness" : National Convention of SAPASA : Port Elizabeth : 26/4/1997

9.     Read “Women’s Rights in terms of the SA Constitution” Knysna : November 1997.

10.   Attended "Legal Aid: How Much Justice Can We Afford?" International Legal Aid Conference : Scottish Legal Aid Board : Edinburgh : Scotland: 18-21 June 1997

11.   Attended "The New Labour Relations Act" Butterworths : Port Elizabeth : April 1998


12.   Read "The Right to Legal Representation in South Africa: Who's Fooling Who?" International Round Table on Law and Semiotics Conference : Penn-State University : Pennsylvania : USA : 16-19 April 1998

13.   Attended “World Conference - Modern Criminal Investigation, Organized Crime and Human Rights” International Conference : Technikon Southern Africa : Sun City, South Africa : 21-25 September 1998.

14.   Read “Service Delivery by Local Authorities : The Human Factor” International Conference : University of Venda and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation : Thohoyandou, South Africa : 28-30 April 1999.

15.   Read “The influence of the right to information and just administrative action on the public tender process” National Conference of the Institute for Purchasing at Tertiary Institutions :  Plettenberg Bay, South Africa : 21 September 1999.

16.   Read “Constitutionalization and the right to legal representation in South Africa” Conference entitled “Market/Bodies/Borders: The future of legal regulation” : University of Sydney, Australia : 1-2 October 1999.

17.   Read “Land in South Africa - Land Reform and Security of Tenure” Seminar held by the Patensie/Bo-Langkloof Agricultural Society : Patensie, South Africa : 13 June 2000.

18.   Attended “Law and Transformation” International Conference: University of the Witwatersrand : Johannesburg, South Africa : 7-8 August 2000.

19.   Attended “The Fight against racism: A Nation in Dialogue” International Conference : The Human Rights Commission, Johannesburg, South Africa : 30 August - 2 September 2000.

20.   Read “The death penalty as deterrent in the fight against crime” Port Elizabeth : 16 November 2000.

21.   Attended “De Toekomst van de Gefinancierde Rechtshulp” A symposium presented by the Dutch Raden voor Rechtsbijstand, Tilburg, The Netherlands: 23 May 2003.

22.   Participated: International Legal Aid Conference 2003” International Legal Aid Group (ILAG): Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, United States of America: 18-20 June 2003.

23.   Read “An integrated approach towards criminal legal aid in South Africa” University of Cambridge, Great Britain, 24-26 March 2004.

24.   Read “Taking legal aid to the people: Unleashing local potential” International Conference on Legal Aid, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6-8 April 2005.

25.   Read “Taking legal aid to the people: In search for alternatives: Seminar presented by the Northern Ireland Court Services, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 3 June 2005.

26.   Read “Assuring quality legal aid in Mexico and the Netherlands: Horses for Courses?” International Legal Aid Group Conference entitled “Legal Aid in the Global Era” Killarney, Ireland, 8-10 June 2005.

27.   Read  “Legal aid in South Africa: Beyond conflict”  International Conference entitled “Transforming Lives: The Impact of Legal Services and Legal Aid” presented by the British Legal Sciences Research Commission, Queen’s University, Belfast, 19th-21st April 2006

28.   Read “Using law as a management, educational and moral rejuvenation tool” A national conference presented by the Institute for Municipal Public Safety of South Africa, Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg, 10-11 August 2006.

29.   Participated “The place of participation in a democratizing South Africa: Decentralisation, local councillors and civil society in post-apartheid South Africa”  A colloquium presented by the HSRC, IFAS and CUBES, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20-21 November 2006.

30.   Attended “Legal Aid: A new beginning?” International Legal Aid Group Conference, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 6-8 June 2007.

31.   Read “The impact of local government legislation on IT and service delivery” Conference on the Governance of IT risk and information security” Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 15-16 August 2007.

32.   Read “Drafting and establishing a cemeteries and crematoria by-law for municipalities in South Arica” Conference presented by the IERM National Cemeteries Association of the Institute of Environment and Recreation Management, Durban, South Africa, 3-5 September 2007.

33.   Read “Local Government law enforcement: Addressing problems instead of enforcing the law” Conference presented by the Institute for Public and Municipal Safety of South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 12-14 September 2007.

34.   Read “Resolution of financial problems: Mandatory provincial interventions in terms of section 39 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 56 of 2003” Conference presented by the Institute for Municipal Financial Officers, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, October 2007.

35.   Read “Developing SETA recognized training for community safety institutes” Conference presented by the SA Association of Community Safety Institutes, Ekurhuleni Metropole, South Africa, 7 December 2007.

36.   Read “Developing law enforcement strategies for local authorities” Conference presented by the Institute for Public and Municipal Safety of South Africa, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 20-21 August 2009.

37.   Read “The importance of municipal law enforcement strategies and policies” Conference presented by the Institute for Public and Municipal Safety of South Africa, Mossel Bay, South Africa, 1-3 September 2010

38.   Read “The development of qualifications for municipal law enforcement officers” Conference presented by the Institute for Public and Municipal Safety of South Africa, Mossel Bay, South Africa, 1-3 September 2010.

39.   Read “Corruption within the local government tender process” Conference presented by the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 15 October 2010.

40.   Read “Increasing legal aid in a decreasing environment” International Legal Aid Group Conference entitled “Legal Aid in the Era of Austerity” Helsinki, Finland, 15-17 June 2011.

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1.     Van As, HJ "Access to justice: Do technikons have a role to play?" National Conference on Access to Justice : 15-17 November 1995, Durban, South Africa.

2.     Van As, HJ "Language and the need for legal representation" International Symposium  : Language in Court” : 22-24 August 1996 : Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

3.     Van As, HJ “The Right to Legal Representation in South Africa: Who's Fooling Who?" International Round Table on Law and Semiotics Conference: Penn-State University: State College, Pennsylvania, USA : 16-19 April 1998.

4.     Van As, HJ “Service Delivery by Local Authorities: The Human Factor” International Conference  entitled “In Search of excellence: Local Government and Service Delivery” : 28 - 30 April 1999 : Thoyandou, South Africa: Presented by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

5.     Van As, HJ “An Integrated Approach Towards Criminal Legal Aid in South Africa” International Conference entitled “Social Exclusion: A Role for the Law?” 24-26 March 2004: Cambridge, Great Britain, Presented by the Legal Services Research Centre.