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Hanri Mostert

BA LLB LLM LLD (Stell)

Professor of Private Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Visiting Professor, Department of Private Law and Notary Law, Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Prof Mostert's undergraduate studies in Humanities and Law at Stellenbosch University piqued her interest in the resource potential o f land. Throughout her doctoral studies she pursued the question of how land as a scarce resource of great public importance could be appropriately regulated, whilst simultaneously private claims to it could be acknowledged. Having honed her research skills at the Max Planck Institute for Public and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, she completed her doctorate in 2000. Since then, through her appointments at Stellenbosch University (2001 and 2008), the University of Cape Town (since 2008) and the University of Groningen (since 2010), she shares her insights with new generations of prop erty law students. Her work has had impact both locally and internationally, through her involvement in the International Alliance for Land Tenure and Administration, and the support she provided to the South African Law Commission, World Bank and counsel in international and national litigation.

Prof Mostert's original interests in property law matured into specialisations in Land Law and Mineral Law. In these fields, she has contributed to the most authoritative sources on South African Law, addressing issues of constitutional property protection, landlessness, tenure security, rest itution, nationalisation, land governance and mineral resource regulation. Her work on mineral law has been cited with approval by both the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court in South Africa. She emphasizes the state's duties to achieve better living standards and ensure responsibl e individual autonomy. She defends the notion of engaged citizenship in the enhancement of freedom and quality of life for individuals and the community and comments on the role of the judiciary in building a society subscribing to principles of accountability and trust in property law.

Prof Mostert is rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as an internationally renowned researcher. She also held fellowships of the Commonwealth Programme, the Max Planck Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. The South African Department of S cience and Technology nominated her as a finalist for the Young Women in Science Award 2012.

 

REPRESENTATIVE WORKS

  • Badenhorst PJ, Pienaar JM & Mostert H, Silberberg & Schoeman's The Law of Property, 5th ed (2006, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 9780409053185 (SC) / 9780409053198 (HC) [co-authored specialist text]
  • Mostert H, Mineral Law: Principles and Policy in Perspective (2012, Juta: Cape Town) ISBN 9780409052015 [monograph]
  • Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) The Principles of the Law of Property in South Africa (2010,Oxford University Press: Cape Town). ISBN: 9780195984040. Translated from the English by Scott J as Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) Die Beginsels van die Sakereg in Suid-Afrika (2010, Oxford University Press: Cape Town) ISBN: 9780195986440 [student text book - editing co-author]
  • Mostert H, "Nuisance", in Visser D and Reid E (eds) Private Law And Human Rights (2013, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh) ISBN: 0748684174 / 9780748684175 [chapter in edited volume]
  • Mostert H, "Engaged Citizenship and the Enabling State as Factors Determining the Interference Parameter of Property - A Comparison of German and South African Law 2010 (2) South African Law Journal 238-273 [journal article]

FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

A. MONOGRAPHS, TEXTBOOKS & COMMENTARIES

  1. Mostert H, Mineral Law: Principles and Policy in Perspective (2012, Juta: Cape Town) ISBN 9780409052015
  2. Mostert H, Pienaar JM & Van Wyk AMA, Land (LAWSA vol 14, 3rd ed): Joubert WA, & Faris JA, The Law of South Africa (2010,LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 9780409022636
  3. Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) The Principles of the Law of Property in South Africa (2010,Oxford University Press: Cape Town). ISBN: 9780195984040. Translated from the English by Scott J as Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) Die Beginsels van die Sakereg in Suid-Afrika (2010, Oxford University Press: Cape Town) ISBN: 9780195986440.
  4. Badenhorst PJ, Mostert H & Dendy M, Minerals and Petroleum (LAWSA vol 18, 2nd ed): Joubert WA & Faris JA The Law of South Africa (2007, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 9780409022636
  5. Badenhorst PJ, Pienaar JM & Mostert H, Silberberg & Schoeman's The Law of Property, 5th ed (2006, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 9780409053185 (SC) / 9780409053198 (HC)
  6. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, Mineral and Petroleum Law of South Africa, 1st ed (2004, Juta Law: Cape Town) ISBN: 0702167215. Revision service 1: 2005;Revision service 2: 2006;Revision service 3: 2007;Revision service 4, 2008;Revision service 5, 2009; Revision service 6, 2010;Revision service 7, 2011; Revision service 8, 2012
  7. Badenhorst PJ, Pienaar JM & Mostert H, Silberberg & Schoeman's The Law of Property, 4th ed (2003, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 0409053163 (SC) /0409053173 (HC)
  8. Mostert H, The Constitutional Protection and Regulation of Property and its Influence on the Reform of Private Law and Landownership in South Africa and Germany - A Comparative Analysis (2002, Springer Verlag: Heidelberg, Germany) ISBN: 3540430067

B. EDITED VOLUMES

  1. Mostert H, & Bennett T, (eds) Pluralism and Development: Studies in Access to Property in Africa (2012, Juta: Cape Town) ISBN: 9780702195327. Also published in journal form as Acta Juridica 2011: Pluralism and Development: Studies in Access to Property in Africa
  2. Mostert H, & De Waal MJ, (eds) Essays in Honour of CG van der Merwe (2011, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban) ISBN: 9780409052015
  3. Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) The Principles of the Law of Property in South Africa (2010,Oxford University Press: Cape Town). ISBN: 9780195984040. Translated from the English by Scott J as Mostert H & Pope A, (eds) Die Beginsels van die Sakereg in Suid-Afrika (2010,Oxford University Press: Cape Town) ISBN: 9780195986440

C. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS & PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Mostert H, "No Right to Neglect? How Policy Choices challenge the Basic Principles of Property", in Van Wyk AMA and Scott SC, (eds) Property Law under Scrutiny (forthcoming 2014, Juta: Cape Town)
  2. Mostert H, "Customary and Statutory Perceptions of Tenure Security in South Africa", in Colombi-Ciacchi, A (ed) Governance Meets Law (forthcoming 2014, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK)
  3. Mostert H, "Nuisance", in Visser D and Reid E (eds) Private Law And Human Rights (2013, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh) ISBN: 0748684174 / 9780748684175
  4. Mostert H, "Länderbericht Südafrika" pp 2346-2366 in Ring G, Grziwotz H & Keukenschrijver A (eds) Nomos Kommentar: Sachenrecht, 3rd ed, vol 3 of Dauner-Lieb B, Heidel T & Ring G (eds) Nomos Kommentar BGB (2013,Nomos/Deutscher Anwaltverein: Bonn) ISBN 9783832970888
  5. Bennett T & Mostert H, "Pluralism and Development: Studies in Access to Property in Africa" in Mostert H, & Bennett T, (eds) Pluralism and Development: Studies in Access to Property in Africa (2012, Juta: Cape Town) ISBN: 9780702195327
  6. Mostert H, "Landlessness, Housing and the Rule of Law" pp 73-104 in Mostert H & De Waal MJ (eds) Essays in Honour of CG van der Merwe (2011, LexisNexis Butterworths: Durban)
  7. Mostert H, "Change through Jurisprudence: The Role of the Courts in Broadening the Scope of Restitution" pp 61-79 in C Walker et al, Land, Memory, Reconstruction, Justice: Perspectives on Land Restitution in South Africa (2010, OHIO/UKZN Press: Athens OH) ISBN 978 0 8214 1927 4
  8. Mostert H, "Beyond Richtersveld or: Restitution Policy and Legislation through the Judicial Lense" pp 215-240 in Godden L and Tehan M (eds) Comparative Perspectives on Communal Lands and Individual Ownership: Sustainable Futures (2010, Routledge Glass House: New York) ISBN 978 0 415 45720 0
  9. Mostert H, "Constitutional Property Law and Land Reform" pp 405-426 in Humby T, Theophilopolous C et al (eds) 2006 Annual Survey of South African Law, (2009, Juta: Cape Town) ISBN 9780702181399
  10. Mostert H, "Länderbericht Südafrika" pp 1954-1973 in Ring G, Grziwotz H & Keukenschrijver A (eds) Nomos Kommentar: Sachenrecht, 2nd ed, pp 1954-1973, vol 3 of Dauner-Lieb B, Heidel T & Ring G (eds) Nomos Kommentar BGB (2008,Nomos/Deutscher Anwaltverein: Bonn) ISBN 978 3 8329 3178 0
  11. Mostert H, "Aboriginal Title" in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008, Oxford University Press: Heidelberg, Germany) ISBN 978 01992231690; www.mpepil.com
  12. Mostert H & Badenhorst PJ, "Property and the Bill of Rights" issue 18 in Butterworths' Bill of Rights Compendium (2006, LexisnexisButterworths: Durban) ISBN: 10 0409047848 (binder), 040904783X (loose-leaf)
  13. Mostert H & Pienaar JM, "Formalization of South African Communal Land Title and its Impact on Development" pp 317-340 in Cooke EJ (ed) Modern Studies in Property Law III (2005, Hart Publishing: Oxford, UK) ISBN 9781841135588
  14. Mostert H, "Liberty, Social Responsibility and Fairness in the Context of Constitutional Property Protection and Regulation" pp 131-161 in Botha H, Van der Walt AJ & Van der Walt JWG (eds) Rights and Democracy in a Transformative Constitution (2004, SunMedia: Stellenbosch) ISBN 1 919980 02 4
  15. Mostert H, "Die Invloed van die Grondwetlike Eiendomsklousule op die Eiendomskonsep in die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - 'n Vergelyking van die Hantering van Eiendom in die Privaatreg en onder die Grondwet in die Lig van die Toenemende Diversifisering van Grondregte in Suid-Afrika" pp 119-139 in Smits J & Lubbe GF (eds) Remedies in Zuid-Afrika en Europa (2003, Intersentia Uitgevers: Antwerpen-Groeningen) ISBN 90 5095 318 2
  16. Mostert H, "The Diversification of Land Rights and its Implications for a New Land Law in South Africa" pp 3-25 in Cooke EJ (ed) Modern Studies in Property Law II (2003, Hart Publishing: Oxford, UK) ISBN 1 84113 173 3

D. ARTICLES, NOTES & CASE DISCUSSIONS

  1. Mostert H, "Land as a ‘National Asset' under the Constitution - The System Change Envisaged by the 2011 Green Paper on Land Policy and What this Means for Property Law under the Constitution" forthcoming 2013Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html]
  2. Mostert H, "Tenure Security Reform and Electronic Registration: Exploring Insights from English Law" 2011 (14:3) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, available online at http://www.nwu.ac.za/webfm_send/5005
  3. Mostert H, "Engaged Citizenship and the Enabling State as Factors Determining the Interference Parameter of Property - A Comparison of German and South African Law 2010 (2) South African Law Journal 238-273
  4. Mostert H, "South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act: A Plea for Restraint in Reform" 2010 (54) 2 Journal of African Law 298-312
  5. Mostert H & Chen L, "Dynamics of Constitutional Property Clauses in the Developing World: China and South Africa" 2010 (17:4) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 377-405 [http://www.maastrichtjournal.eu/]
  6. Van Niekerk H, & Mostert H, "Expropriation of Unused Old Order Mineral Rights: The Court has its First Say" 2010 (1) Stellenbosch Law Review 158-171
  7. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, "Duelling Prospecting Rights: A Non-Custodial Second?" 2008 (4) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, 819-833
  8. Mostert H, "Trends in the South African Constitutional Court's Jurisprudence on Property Protection and Regulation (72) Amicus Curiae, December2007, 8-13
  9. Chen L & Mostert H, "The Unavoidable Necessity for Formalising Condominium Ownership in China: A Pilot Study" 2007 (2) Asian Journal of Comparative Law accessible online at http://www.bepress.com/asjcl/vol2/iss1/art3
  10. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, "Artikel 3(1) en (2) van die Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 van 2002: ‘n Herbesoek" 2007 (4) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 469-493
  11. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, "Ambit of Mineral Rights: Paving the Way for New Order Disputes? (Anglo Operations Ltd v Sandhurst Estates (Pty) Ltd 2006 (1) SA 350 (T))" 2007 (2) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 409-422
  12. Pienaar JM & Mostert H, "Uitsettings onder die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondwet: Die Verhouding tussen Artikel 25(1), Artikel 26(3) en die Uitsettingswet" 2006 (1) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 277-299 and 2006 (2) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 522-536
  13. Pienaar JM & Mostert H, "The Balance Between Burial Rights and Landownership in South Africa: Issues of Content, Nature and Constitutionality" 2005 (3) South African Law Journal 633-660
  14. Mostert H, & Fitzpatrick P, "Law Against Law: Indigenous Rights and the Richtersveld Cases" 2004 (2) Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal (LGD) online at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/lgd/2004_2/mostertfitzpatrick/
  15. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, "A Bridge too Ghostly to Contemplate?" July 2004De Rebus 25-28
  16. Mostert H & Fitzpatrick P, " ‘Living in the Margins of History on the Edge of the Country' - Legal Foundation and the Richtersveld Community's Title to Land" 2004 (2) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 309-323 and 2004 (3) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 498-510
  17. Mostert H, "Lost Information and Competing Interests in Restoring Germany's Dispossessed Property - The Recent Decision of the German Federal Administrative Court" 2004German Law Journal (online at http://www.germanlawjournal.com )
  18. Badenhorst PJ & Mostert H, "Revisiting the Transitional Arrangements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 and the Constitutional Property Clause: An Analysis in Two Parts - Part One: "Nature and Content of Rights Created by the Transitional Provisions" 2003 (3) Stell LR 377-400; Part Two: "Constitutionality of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act's Transitional Provisions" 2004 (1) Stellenbosch Law Review 22-51
  19. Mostert H, "The Distinction between Deprivations and Expropriations and the Future of the "Doctrine" of Constructive Expropriation in South Africa" 2003 (4) South African Journal on Human Rights 567-592
  20. Mostert H, "Efforts at Constitutional Comparison - The German / South African Experience (A Partial Review)" 2003 German Law Journal (online at http://www.germanlawjournal.com )
  21. Mostert H, "Land Restitution, Social Justice And Development in South Africa" 2002 (2) South African Law Journal 400-428
  22. Mostert H, "The Constitutional State, the Social State and the Constitutional Property Clause - Observations on the Translation of German Constitutional Principles into South African Law and their Treatment by the Judiciary" 2002 (62/1-2) Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 347-390
  23. Mostert H, "The Alienation of Rights of Exclusive Use in Sectional Title Law - An Appraisal of Problems relating to Dealings with Outsiders" 2002 (2) Stellenbosch Law Review 265-284
  24. Mostert H, "The Decision of the Land Claims Court in the Case of the Richtersveld Community: Promoting Reconciliation or Effecting Division?" 2002 (1) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 160-167
  25. Mostert H, & Du Toit F, "Joubert v Van Rensburg and the Registration of Immovable Trust Property in the name of the "Trustees from Time to Time": Rocking the Boat or Storm in a Teacup?" 2002 (1) Stellenbosch Law Review 151-161
  26. Mostert H, "Does German Law still Matter? A Few Remarks about the Relevance of Foreign Law in General and German Law in Particular in South African Legal Development with Regard to the Issue of Constructive Expropriation" 2002 (9) German Law Journal (online at http://www.germanlawjournal.com )
  27. Mostert H, "The Recent Amendments to the Regulations accompanying the Sectional Titles Act" 2001 (2) Stellenbosch Law Review 258-264
  28. Mostert H, "Big Oaks from Little Acorns Grow (or: The Significance of Foreign Law for the Development of South African Constitutional Property Law) - Part I: Legal Comparison, 2001 (2) Stellenbosch Law Review 326-340; Part II: Reception 2001 (3) Stellenbosch Law Review 498-518
  29. Mostert H, "South African Constitutional Property Protection between Libertarianism and Liberationism: Challenges for the Judiciary" 2000 (60/2) Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 295-330
  30. Mostert H, "The Regulation of Exclusive Use Areas in terms of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986: An Evaluation of the Existing Position and Suggested Alternatives" 1997 (3) Stellenbosch Law Review 324-347

E. THESES & DISSERTATIONS

  1. Mostert H, The Relevance of Constitutional Protection and Regulation of Property for the Private Law of Ownership in South Africa and Germany - A Comparative Analysis with Specific Reference to Land Law Reform, 2000 (Dissertation presented for the Degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Stellenbosch).
  2. Mostert H, The Regulation of Exclusive Use Areas in South African Sectional Title Law - Historical Survey and Evaluation of Proposed Amendments to Existing Legislation,1996 (Thesis for partial fulfilment of the requirements for the LLM degree, University of Stellenbosch).

E. BOOK REVIEWS

  1. "The Compulsory Acquisition of Rights by Expropriation, Ways of Necessity, Prescription, Labour Tenancy and Restitution - by MD Southwood" - Book review: 2002 (1) Stellenbosch Law Review 178-182
  2. "Grupp, Thomas Michael:Südafrikas neue Verfassung - Mit vergleichender Betrachtung aus deutscher und europäischer Sicht" - Buchbesprechung: 1999 (2) Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 601 - 603.
  3. "Inleiding tot die Sakereg - deur AJ van der Walt en GJ Pienaar" - Boekbespreking: 1997 (2) Stellenbosch Law Review 254 ff

G. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & GUEST LECTURES

  1. "Property, Transformation and Justice: Opening Pandora's Box: Agri South Africa v Minister for Minerals and Energy 2013 ZACC 9" Presentation at public seminar of the South African Research Chair in Property Law, Stellenbosch in May 2013
  2. "Roman-Dutch Law, Custodianship and the African Subsurface: The South African and Namibian Experiences" Presentation to the Wellington Bar Association during the mid-term meeting of the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association's section on Energy and Natural Resources, Wellington, New Zealand in May 2013
  3. "Between Regimentation and Customisation" Presentation at Progressive Property Seminar, Tulane University, New Orleans in May 2013
  4. "The Jurisdictional Ideosyncracies of Rights Registrability: A Comparative Look at the Numerus Clausus Principle" Presentation with L Verstappen, at the Property Law Teachers' Colloquium, University of Cape Town, in November 2012
  5. "This ‘Thing' called Mineral Right" Property Law Master Class Presentation at the meeting of the Young Property Lawyers' Forum, Stellenbosch, in October 2012
  6. "Green Paper: Issues of Constitutionality" Invited Presentation at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Colloquium entitled Green Paper on Land Reform: Challenges and Opportunities" at Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, in July 2012
  7. "Nuisance" Presentation at Progressive Property Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA in May 2012
  8. "Unused Old Order Rights - What was Lost?" Presentation at Property Law Teachers' Colloquium, University of Namibia in October 2011
  9. "Governance against Law: Varying Perceptions of Tenure Security" - Presentation accompanying essay solicited for the project Governance meets Law, OUP, A Colombi Ciacchi (ed); held in Groningen, June 2011
  10. "Nuisance" - Presentation accompanying essay solicited for the Scots Law / South African Law project on Private Law and Human Rights, D Visser and E Reid (eds); held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, June 2011
  11. "Property Principles, Responsibility, Trust" - Presentation at Progressive Property Seminar, McGill University, Montreal, May 2011
  12. "Statutory and Customary Perceptions of Tenure Security" - Invited presentation at colloquium on Tenure Security at the ITC, Enschede, May 2011
  13. "Accountability and Dependability as Pillars of Property Law" - UCT Inaugural Lecture, 29 September 2010
  14. "The Seventh Principle? Property as Responsibility - An analysis with specific reference to the Ius Abutendi" Presentation at International Property Law Teachers' Conference, UNISA in October 2010
  15. "Land Law and Governance: Perspectives from the South" Presentation at International Alliance for Land Tenure and Administration (IALTA) hosted by the RijksuniversiteitGroningen and held at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam in June 2010
  16. "Electronic Registration in South Africa - Ideas from Abroad" Presentation at Konrad Adenhauer Stiftung's Colloquium on Good Governance in Land Tenure, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, in April 2010
  17. "Statutory Regulation of the Home Builder and House Consumer Relationship in relation to Low-Value Housing" - Invited Paper prepared for the 18th Annual Conference Building and Construction Contracts Between Traditional Legal Rules and Developed Legal Systems in the United Arab Emirates, April 2010 available online at http://tinyurl.com/ljwkyel
  18. "Nationalisation? Political Debate and Legal Reality: Historical Analysis of Law and Policy regarding Control and Ownership of Mineral Resources" Presentation at Annual Property Law Teachers' Conference, Stellenbosch University, in October 2009. Adapted for participation in 2010 Stellenbosch Woordfees Seminar Series "Reg in Afrikaans"
  19. "Neighbour Law and Fundamental Rights" - Presentation at scoping conference of D Visser & E Reid Private Law and Human Rights (South Africa / Scotland), University of Edinburgh in June 2009
  20. "Constitutional Property Protection: A Comparison of South African and Chinese Law" - Presentation with Chen Lei at 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Law Institute, Hong Kong University, May 2009
  21. "Responsibility and Do-ability in Matters of Housing" - Presentation with A Pope at Annual Property Law Teachers' Conference, Johannesburg University, in November 2008
  22. "Landlessness and the Rule of Law" - Paper read at the Oxford Round Table conference on the Rule of Law, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, in August 2008
  23. "The Influence of 'Civic Responsibility' on the Interference Parameter of Private Property: A German/South African Comparison" - Presentation to the Society for Advanced Legal Studies held at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London, in September 2007;adapted for the Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, held at Durham University in September 2007
  24. "Constitutional Property Protection at the Intersection of Civic Responsibility and Public Purpose" - Presentation at the Annual Introductory Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,University of Munich, in February 2007
  25. "Beyond Richtersveld or: The Parameters of Restitution in Policy, Legislation and Case Law" - Presentation at the US-HSRC-PLAAS Conference entitled Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice: Perspectives on Land Restitution in South Africa,Houw-hoek, in September 2006; extended and repeated at Reading University School of Law Staff Seminar, in December 2006
  26. "The Unavoidable Task: The Need for Formalizing Apartment Ownership in China" - Presentation with L. Chen at Third Annual Conference of the Asian Law Institute,East-China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, in May 2006
  27. "Die Samehang tussen Artikel 25 en Artikel 26 van die Grondwet in die Konteks van Uitsettings" - Presentation with JM Pienaar at Annual Property Law Teachers' Conference, Johannesburg University, in November 2005
  28. "The South African Land Reform Programme: An Overview" - Presentation as Podium Speaker in African Land Reform Colloquium of the Gesellschaft für Afrikanische Philosophie,Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, in October 2005
  29. "The Constitutionality of the Communal Land Rights Act" - Presentation with E. Johnson at Annual Property Law Teachers' Conference, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, in November 2004
  30. "The Constitutionality of the Mineral and Petroleum Law Order" - Presentation with P.J. Badenhorst at Special Meeting of Local Property Law Lecturers,University of Cape Town, in September 2004
  31. "Ten Years of South Africa's New Land Law: Road to Riches or Boulevard of Broken Dreams?" Special lecture during the Mordenate Collegium (Leiden University) visit to Stellenbosch, in June 2004
  32. "Writing for Publication" - Participation in Panel Discussion: Centre for Higher Education, Stellenbosch, in May 2004
  33. "Communal Title to Land and the Efficacy of Legislative Intervention for Tenure Security and Access to Land" - Presentation held with J.M. Pienaar at the Fifth Biennial Property Law Conference, University of Reading, UK, in March 2004
  34. "Recent Developments in Constitutional Property: Germany" - Presentation held for the work group of constitutional property, at University of Reading, UK, in March 2004
  35. "Issues Surrounding the Acknowledgement of Burial Rights in South Africa" - Presentation held with Pienaar, J, at the University of Aberdeen, UK, in March 2004
  36. "Land Ownership and Law Reform in South Africa: and Overview with Specific Focus on Restitution" - Presentation held in Law & Policy Series of the University College Cork, Republic of Ireland, in March 2004
  37. "The Constitutional Court decision in Richtersveld v Alexkor" - Presentation held in weekly seminar series of the Max Planck Institute for Public International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, in January 2004
  38. "Nhlabathi v Fick: the Content, Nature and Constitutionality of Burial Rights" - Presentation held with JM Pienaar at Annual Property Law Teachers' Colloquium,UNISA, Pretoria, in October 2003
  39. "Native Communality and the Richtersveld People's Title to Land" - Presentation held at the Critical Legal Conference, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, in September 2003
  40. "Legal Issues Surrounding the Richtersveld Community's Title to Land" - Presentation held at Workshop on Aboriginal Title and Legal Foundation,Stellenbosch University, in May 2003
  41. "The Rule of Law and Development in South African Land Law" - Presentation held at Annual Spring Conference of the European Law Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, USA in April 2003
  42. "Liberty, Social Responsibility and Fairness in the Context of Constitutional Property Protection and Regulation" - Presentation held at Colloquium in honour of Frank Michelman, Pretoria, in January 2003
  43. "The Implications of the Decision in FNB v SARS for the Doctrine of Constructive Expropriation" - Presentation held at Annual Property Law Teachers' Colloquium, Stellenbosch University in November 2002
  44. "Eradicating Poverty by Promoting Access to Land: Alternatives to the Registration Procedure" - Panel presentation, Seminar on Poverty, Land Reform, Development and Environment, Stellenbosch University, in May 2002
  45. "Charting National Receptions before 1945: South Africa" - Formal Participation in Plenary Round Table, Annual Spring Conference of the European Law Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, USA in April 2002
  46. "The Diversification of Land Rights and its Implications for a New Land Law in South Africa" - Presentation held at the Fourth Biennial Property Law Conference,University of Reading, UK, in March 2002
  47. "Die Invloed van die Grondwetlike Eiendomsklousule op die Eiendomskonsep in die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg" - Presentation held at Conference "Ius Commune: Zuid-Afrikaanse en Europese Perspectieven" held by Stellenbosch University and the Ius Commune Research School of the Universities of Maastricht, Utrecht and Leuven, at Stellenbosch in February 2002
  48. "The Alienation of Rights of Exclusive Use in Sectional Title Law - An Appraisal of Problems relating to Dealings with Outsiders" - Presentation held at Annual Property Law Teachers' Conference at Potchefstroom University for CHE in September 2001
  49. "The Decision of the Land Claims Court in the case of the Richtersveld Community" - Presentation held at Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), in June 2001
  50. "The Richtersveld Decision: Promoting Reconciliation or Effecting Division?" - Presentation held at seminar on Land Reform under the auspices of RULCI (Stellenbosch University), June 2001
  51. "Comments on Issues of Land Restitution" - Panel Commentator, Annual Spring Conference: European Law Research Centre, Harvard Law School (Cambridge MA, USA) in March 2001
  52. "The Constitutional State, the Social State and the Property Clause" - Presentation held at annual RULCI Colloquium (Stellenbosch University), in August 2000
  53. "The Relevance of Constitutional Protection and Regulation of Property for the Private Law of Ownership in South Africa and in Germany" - Presentation held at Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), in June 2000
  54. "The Constitutional Limitation of Ownership in the Public Interest: Lessons for South Africa from German Case Law" - Presentation held at RULCI meeting (University of the Western Cape) in April 1999
  55. "Constitutionally Inspired Limitations on the South African Concept of Ownership" - Presentation held at the Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), in January 1999