Department of Private Law

Prof P Bakker

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Private Law
Professor
Tel: 012 429 8570
Fax: 012 429 3393
E-mail: bakkep@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BLC (UP, 1994)
  • LLB (UP, 1995)
  • LLD (UP, 2004)

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Customary (indigenous) family law
  • Religious family law
  • Contemporary families
  • Family law in Africa

Field of Specialisation

  • Family law
  • Legal pluralism

Journal articles

  • Bakker P "Bestaansreg van artikel 31 van die Wysigingswet op Swart Wetgewing 76 van 1963 in die lig van die Wet op Erkenning van Gebruiklike Huwelike 120 van 1998” 2004 THRHR 671-673
  • Bakker P "Die weg vorentoe: Unifikasie of pluralisme van die Suid-Afrikaanse huweliksreg” 2004 THRHR 626-640
  • Bakker P "Bestaanbaarheid van bigamie as misdryf in ‘n kultureel heterogene samelewing” 2006 THRHR 64-78
  • Bakker P "The new un-official customary marriage: Application of section 7(6) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998” 2007 THRHR 481-489
  • Bakker P "Nature of ownership in immovable property of the joint estate on divorce: Corporate Liquidators v Wiggill [2006] 4 All SA 439 (T)" 2007 THRHR 515-521
  • Bakker P "Toepassing van Islamitiese Reg in Suid-Afrika - Hassam v Jacobs [2008] 4 All SA 350 (C)" 2008 29(3) Obiter  533-541
  • Bakker P "Die Civil Union Act, Draft Domestic Partnership Bill en moontlike deregulering van die huwelik"  2009 (34) JJS 1-20
  • Bakker P "Traditional Muslim family law and compatibility of the proposed Muslim marriage legislation with Shari’ah" 2010 2 SJ 66-83
  • Bakker P "'n Paar opmerkings oor die kompleksiteit van familiereg in ’n diverse samelewing.K v P (09/41473) [2010] ZAGPJHC 93 (GSJ) (15 October 2010)” 2012 THRHR 151-160
  • Bakker P and Heaton J "The co-existence of customary and civil marriages under the Black Administration Act 38 of 1927 and the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 — The Supreme Court of Appeal introduces Polygyny into Some Civil Marriages: Netshituka v Netshituka 2011 5 SA 453 (SCA)" 2012 (2) TSAR 586-593
  • Bakker P "Chaos in family law: A model for the recognition of intimate relationships in South Africa" 2013 Jun/Jul Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal
  • Bakker P "Bewys van 'n gebruiklike huwelik kragtens artikel 3(1)(b) van die Wet op Erkenning van Gebruiklike Huwelike 120 van 1998: Southon v Moropane [2012] ZAGPJHC 146" 2013 (3) Obiter 579-589.
  • Bakker P "The validity of a customary marriage under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 with reference to sections 3(1)(b) and 7(6) part 1" 2016 THRHR 231
  • Bakker P "The validity of a customary marriage under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 with reference to sections 3(1)(b) and 7(6) part 2" 2016 THRHR 357-368

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Advocate of the High Court of South Africa