Department of Private Law

Mr K Seanego

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Private Law
Tel: 012 429 8997
Fax: 012 429 3393


  • LLM (cum laude)
  • LLB (Unisa)
  • Advanced Certificate in Corporate law and Securities law (Centre for Business Law, Unisa)

Fields of academic interests

  • Unjustified Enrichment Liability and Estoppel
  • Law of contract
  • Law of damages

Journal articles

  • “Pyramid Schemes and Unjustified Enrichment – Trustees, Estate Whitehead v Dumas” 2014 (77) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 512-520
  • “A JUST CAUSE FALLS AWAY: WHICH ENRICHMENT ACTION TO APPLY? Shuttleworth v South African Reserve Bank 2015 1 SA 586 (SCA) 2016 (79) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 690-698.
  • “Unjustified enrichment claim for unauthorised extra work done: Which action to apply? – MM Moloto Properties (Pty) Ltd v Lephalale Municipality” 2019 (82) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 147-156.

Paper presentations

  • “Gain-based damages for breach of contract: A South African perspective” presented at the Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (Oxford, England) March 2015.
  • “Children’s right to know their biological origin: A comparative analysis” co-presented with my colleague at the Private Law and Social Justice Conference (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) August 2014.
  • “Is reasonable test applicable in an estoppel claim arising out of ostensible authority?” presented at the Annual Spring Law Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa) September 2013.