Department of Mercantile Law

Mr C Swart

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Mercantile Law
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8494


  • Bcom (Law) (UP)
  • LLB (UP)
  • LLM (Corporate Law) (UP)
  • Attorney of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa

Fields of academic interests

Research interest

  • Shareholder protection

Field of Specialisation

  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Business Rescue
  • Corporate Governance

Journal articles

  • Swart WJC ‘Section 38(2A): A Hidden Trap for Directors’ 2009 (1) De Jure 174.
  • Swart WJC ‘Prospektusvereistes – Die nuwe artikel 148 van die Maatskappywet’ 2009 (2) De Jure 293.
  • Beukes HGJ & Swart WJC ‘Blurring the Dividing Line between the Oppression Remedy and the Derivative Action: Kudumane Investment Holdings Ltd v Northern Cape Manganese Company (Pty) Ltd and Others’ 2012 (24) SA Merc LJ 467.
  • Swart WJC “Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa: True Intent or Window Dressing?” in Kierkegaard S (ed.) Contemporary Private Law (2012) 316-330 (ISBN 978-87-994854-1-3) (peer-reviewed conference proceedings)
  • Swart WJC “Business rescue in South Africa: A reasonable prospect for success?” in Kierkegaard SM (ed) Law & Practice Critical Analysis and Legal Reasoning (2013) International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) 344- 358 (peer reviewed conference proceedings)
  • Swart WJC & Germishuys W “Franchise Agreements: The Transfer of a Business (Franchise) as a Going Concern PE Pack 4100CC v Sanders and Others” 2014 (26) SA Merc LJ 533-541
  • HGJ Beukes & Swart WJC “Peel & Others v Hamon J&C Engineering (Pty) Ltd & Others: Ignoring the result-requirement of section 163(1)(a) of the Companies Act and extending the oppression remedy beyond its statutorily intended reach” 2014 (17) 4 PER/PERJ 1691-1708
  • Swart WJC “Business Rescue: Do employees have better (reasonable) prospects of success? Commentary on The Employees of Solar Spectrum v Afgri Operations Ltd and Another” 2014 (35) 2 Obiter 406-420
  • Swart C “Construction Guarantees: Finally Closing the Door on Extraneous Defences Coface South Africa Insurance Co Ltd v East London Own Haven t/a Own Haven Housing Association 2014 (2) SA 382 (SCA)” 2014 Obiter 720.
  • Swart C & Lombard M “Statutêre aandeelhouersbeskerming: die geregtelike beoordeling van onderdrukkende en onredelik benadelende direksiebesluite Visser Sitrus (Pty) Ltd v Goede Hoop Sitrus (Pty) Ltd and Others 2014 (5) SA 179 (WCC) Sitrus (Edms) Bpk v Goede Hoop Sitrus (Edms) Bpk 2014 5 SA 179 (WCC)” 2015 Litnet Akademies 387
  • Swart WJC & Lombard M “Winding up of companies – Back to basics Boschpoort Ondernemings (Pty) Ltd v ABSA Bank Ltd 2014 (2) SA 518 (SCA)” 2015 THRHR 356
  • Swart WJC & Lombard M “Business Rescue: The unsurety about sureties Tuning Fork (Pty) Ltd t/a Balanced Audio v Jonker 2014 (4) SA 521 (WCC)” 2015 THRHR 521
  • Lombard M & Swart WJC “Relief under section 163 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 – Unscrambling the omelette Omar v Inhouse Venue Technical Management (Pty) Ltd 2015 3 SA 146 (WCC)” 2016 (79) THRHR 133-146
  • Lombard M and Swart C ‘Vonnisbespreking: Turquand en estoppel: Voëls van eenderse vere? One Stop Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Neffensaan Ontwikkelings (Pty) (The CRL Trust as Intervening Creditor) 2015 (4) SA 623 (WKK)’ (2016) July LitNet.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces