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Prof Jean Sonnekus

Professor: Department of Private Law
Name: JC Sonnekus
Location: A-Ring 723 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof JC Sonnekus

​​​​Qualifications
BA Law, LLB, LLM,(RAU) DrsIur LLD (Leiden)
Research Interests
Law of Property, (Sakereg); Matrimonial Property and Law of Husband and Wife (Huweliksvermoënsreg en Huweliksreg); Pension Rights (Pensioenbelange); Law of Real Security (Saaklike Sekerheidsregte); Time Sharing and Share Block​s (Tydsdeling en Aandele-Blokskemas); Law of Succession (Erfreg); Law of Estoppel (Beginsels van Estoppel); Law of Unjustified Enrichment (Ongegronde Verrykingsreg)
B1 NRF rated internationally recognised researcher in Private law; Member of SA Acadamy; Joined staff of RAU in 1971 and again in 1976; Admitted Advocate of Supreme Court of South Africa 1973; Published in specialized fields of research more than 12 Books and more than 220 accredited articles both nationally and internationally totalling more than 6000 pp; Editorial member of TPR; Member editorial board of De Jure and THRHR and Journal of the SA Academy; Recipient of numerous Alexander von Humboldt Stipends. Recipient of Toon van den Heever Price of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in recognition of contribution in original research in private law.
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