Department of Criminal and Procedural Law

Prof E Hurter

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Professor
Tel: 012 429 8343
E-mail: hurtee@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (Law)
  • LLB (Pret)
  • LLM (Unisa)
  • LLD (Unisa)

NRF Rating

C2

Currently teaching

  • Civil Procedure

Fields of academic interests

  • Access to justice
  • Class actions

Field of Specialisation

  • Civil Procedure

Books

  • Cumulative Supplement to The Law of South Africa (1988 – 1993) – specialist contributor to various topics (volumes)
  • Erasmus Hurter Kelbrick Maharaj Werkboek vir Siviele Prosesreg (1993) Digma
  • Erasmus Hurter Kelbrick Maharaj Workbook for Civil Procedure (1993) Digma
  • Faris & Hurter  Student handbook for Civil Procedure (1993) Butterworths (7 editions plus Supplements)
  • Faris & Hurter Studentehandleiding vir Siviele Prosesreg (1993) Butterworths (7 editions plus Supplements)
  • Unit for Gender Research in Law Women & the law in South Africa (1998) Juta (co-author: contributed Part 3:Women and Violence, chapters 6-9) 

Journal articles

  • “Jurisdiksie en die Beslote Korporasie” (1987)2 Codicillus 27
  • “Die regsposisie van die koper van ongenoteerde aandele in die geval van verborge gebreke en wanvoorstelling“ 1988)3 Moderne Besigheidsreg/Modern Business Law 134
  • “The draft legislation concerning public interest actions and class actions: the answer to all class ills?” (1997)3 Comparative and International Journal of South Africa 304
  • “Unfairly prejudicial, unjust or inequitable conduct by members in a close corporation” (1997)3 SA Mercantile Law Journal
  • “Die beginsel van meerderheidsbewind in die maatskappyereg van nader beskou” (1998)3 Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 41 
  • “Enkele aspekte rakende die waardasie van aandele by `n bevel vir die aankoop van aandele ingevolge artikel 252(3) van die Maatskappyewet 61 van 1973“ (1998)3 SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg/SA Mercantile Law Journal 183
  • ”Certification: the procedure, its role in class action proceedings in Ontario and the proposed South African certification procedure“ (2000)1 Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa 42
  • “Contingency fees: the British experience and lessons for South Africa“ (2001)1 Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa 71
  • “Some thoughts on current developments relating to class actions in South African law as viewed against leading foreign jurisdictions” (2006)3 Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa 485
  • “Seeking truth or seeking justice: reflections on the changing face of the adversarial process of civil litigation” (2007)2 Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 240
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction - 2007” Annual Survey of South African Law 131
  • “The class action in South Africa: quo vadis?” (2008)2 De Iure 293
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2008” Annual Survey of South African Law 112
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2009” Annual Survey of South African Law 89
  • “Class action: failure to comply with guidelines laid down by courts ruled fatal” (2010)2 Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 409
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2010” Annual Survey of South African Law 132
  • “Access to justice: to dream the impossible dream?” (2011)3 Comparative and International Law of South Africa 408
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2011” Annual Survey of South African Law 127
  • “Class action developments in the Netherlands” (2012)1 SA Public Law 178
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2012” Annual Survey of South African Law
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2013” Annual Survey of South African Law 102
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2014” Annual Survey of South African Law 87
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2015” Annual Survey of South African Law 93
  • “The litigant in person and the access to justice dilemma: quo vadis South Africa (2016)3 Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa 428
  • “Opting in or opting out in class action proceedings: from principles to pragmatism?” (2017)1 De Iure 60
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction – 2016” Annual Survey of South African Law 102 
  • “Civil and constitutional procedure and jurisdiction - 2017” Annual Survey of South African Law
  • “Class action settlements: Issues and the importance of judicial oversight” (2018)1 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 97

Paper presentations

In excess of 10 (national and international conferences and workshops combined

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Admitted Attorney

1990 – date: Fellow, Goodenough College, London, UK

2018 – date: Commissioner, Magistrates’ Courts Commission

2018 – date: Member, Rules Board for Courts of Law