Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law

Prof S Viljoen

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Public, Constitutional and International
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 2042
E-mail: maasss@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

BComm (LLB); LLB; LLD (University of Stellenbosch)

NRF Rating

Y1

Currently teaching

Administrative Law (ADL2601; MHR5901); Local Government Law (LGL3702)

Fields of academic interests

Property Law; Constitutional Property Law; Landlord-tenant Law; Housing Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law

Journal articles

Maass S & Van der Walt AJ “The case in favour of substantive tenure reform in the landlord-tenant framework: The Occupiers, Shulana Court, 11 Hendon road, Yeoville, Johannesburg v Steele; City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality v Blue Moonlight” (2011) 128 SALJ 436-451

Maass S “Rental housing as adequate housing” (2011) 22 Stell LR 759-774

Maass S & Van der Walt AJ “The enforceability of tenants’ rights” 2012 TSAR 35-52 (Part 1)

Maass S & Van der Walt AJ “The enforceability of tenants’ rights” 2012 TSAR 228-246 (Part 2)

Maass S “Rent control: A comparative analysis” (2012) 15(4) PER 41-100

Maass S “Conceptualising a unfair practice regime in landlord-tenant law: Maphango v Aengus Lifestyle Properties [2012] ZACC; 2012 5 BCLR 449 (CC)” (2012) 27 SAPL 653-671

Maass S “The South African social housing sector: A critical comparative analysis” (2013) 29 SAJHR 571-590

Viljoen S “The temporary expropriation of a use right as interim measure in the South African housing context Part 1” 2014 TSAR 359-376

Viljoen S “The temporary expropriation of a use right as interim measure in the South African housing context Part 2” 2014 TSAR 520-535

Viljoen S & Strydom J “Unlawful occupation of inner-city buildings: A constitutional analysis of the rights and obligations involved” (2014) PER 1206-1261

Viljoen S “The constitutional protection of tenants’ interests – a comparative analysis” (2014) 47 CILSA 460-489

Viljoen S & Van der Walt AJ “The constitutional mandate for social welfare – systemic differences and links between property, land rights and housing rights” (2015) 18 PER 1034-1089

Viljoen S “The systemic violation of section 26(1): An appeal for structural relief by the judiciary” (2015) 30 SAPL 42-70

Viljoen S The law of landlord and tenant (2016) Cape Town: Juta

Viljoen S ‘Ownership under the South African Constitution – addressing socio-economic injustices in the evictions framework’ in Van Kampen S & Milo M (eds) Recht en armoede (2016) 31-60

Viljoen S ‘Substantive adjudication of the decision to expropriate property’ (2017) 28 Stell LR 444-465

Paper presentations

University of Stellenbosch, Law and Poverty Colloquium in 2011 – Rental housing as adequate housing

University of Pretoria, Law and Poverty Symposium in 2012 – The SA social housing sector: A comparative analysis

Utrecht, Netherlands Law & Poverty symposium 2012 – Ownership under the new South African Constitution – addressing socio-economic injustices

Leuven, Belgium Young property lawyers’ forum 2013 – Unlawful occupation of inner-city buildings

Bielefeld, Germany Understanding Southern Welfare, the B(R)ICS countries 2014 – The constitutional mandate for social welfare

Rome, Italy Expropriation law conference 2014 – Lawful occupation, a place for expropriation and the role of the courts

Vancouver, Canada Association for Law, Property and Society 2014 – The nature of the landlord-tenant relationship – A comparison of recent developments

Unisa Spring law conference 2015 – An appeal for structural relief by the judiciary in housing related matters

University of Johannesburg, SA property law teachers’ colloquium 2016 – Substantive adjudication of the decision to expropriate property

University of Stellenbosch, A tribute to Andre van der Walt 2017 – Tenure security and the reform of servitude law

Curtin Law School, Perth Australasian Property Law Teachers’ Conference 2017 – A constitutional reconceptualization of servitude law in South African law