Christa Rautenbach

North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)

Professor

Private Bag X6001

Potchefstroom, North West 2520

South Africa

http://www.nwu.ac.za/node/14166

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Deep Legal Pluralism in South Africa: Judicial Accommodation of Non-State Law

Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Vol. 60, pp. 143-177, 2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Downloads 366 (55,328)

Abstract:

Cultural Diversity, Religious Diversity, Legal Pluralism, Constitutional Adjudication

2.

Cultural Diversity and International Law

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INSTITUTIONS, Aaron Schwabach, Arthur John Cockfield, eds., Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Cultural diversity, culture, legal pluralism, multiculturalism, international law, UNESCO, globalisation, development, democracy, human rights, universalism, international cultural instruments

3.

Institutionalisation of African Traditional Medicine in South Africa: Healing Powers of the Law?

Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Downloads 130 (153,585)

Abstract:

Traditional Health Practice, Traditional Healing, Traditional Healers, African Traditional Medicine

4.

Common Law Crimes and Indigenous Customs: Dealing with the Issues in South African Law

Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, No. 61, p. 109, 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Christa Rautenbach and Jacques Matthee
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
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Abstract:

Cultural defence, criminal law, legal pluralism, culture, cultural diversity; customary law, indigenous law, crimes, punishment

5.

The Requirements for a Valid Pactum Successorium in an Antenuptial Contract: The Curious Case of Radebe v Sosibo NO

(129) 1 South African Law Journal 22-32 (2012)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Jul 2013
Christa Rautenbach and Anton Van der Linde
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and University of Pretoria - Faculty of Law
Downloads 88 (136,373)

Abstract:

pactum successorium, antenuptial contract

6.

Review on a New Legislative Framework for Traditional Healers in South Africa

Obiter, Vol. 28, pp. 518-536, 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Downloads 79 (236,233)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Traditional healers, South Africa, traditional health

7.

Umkhosi Ukweshwama: Revival of a Zulu Festival in Celebration of the Universe’s Rites of Passage

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN RELIGIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAN LAW, T.W. Bennett, ed., UCT Press, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Dec 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Cultural diversity, bull killing, South Africa, Zulu tradition, Zulu religion, cultural practices

8.

Phenomenon of Personal Laws in India: Some Lessons for South Africa

Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Citation 1

Abstract:

personal laws, comparative law, India, South Africa

9.

Legal Perspectives on the Role of Culture in Sustainable Development

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 May 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2010
Anel du Plessis and Christa Rautenbach
North-West University and North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

sustainable development; role of culture in sustainable development; culture, definition of culture, environmental law, cultural governance, good cultural governance

10.

Indian Succession Laws with Special Reference to the Position of Females: A Model for South Africa?

Comparative and International Law of Southern Africa, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Downloads 52 (257,994)

Abstract:

legal pluralism, law of succession, India, South Africa, personal law systems, diversity

11.

Traditional Courts as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - Mechanisms in South Africa

Diedrich F (ed) The Status Quo of Mediation in Europe and Overseas: Options for Countries in Transition (Verlag Dr Kovac Hamburg 2014) 288-329
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Downloads 42 (234,558)

Abstract:

customary law, traditional courts, customary courts, alternative dispute resolution

12.

The Modern-Day Impact of Cultural and Religious Diversity: 'Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies'

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

legal pluralism, diverse societies, family justice, cultural diversity, religious diversity

13.

Fragmentation: Friend or Foe in the Effective Implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa?

South African Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 34, pp. 132-158, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Christa Rautenbach and Anel du Plessis
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and North-West University
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Citation 1

Abstract:

UNESCO, Cultural Diversity, Fragmentation, Cultural Governance, Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

14.

Implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa: Perspectives from a 'Developing' Country

in Kono, T & Van Uytsel, S (eds) The Unesco Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: A Tale of Fragmentation in International Law (Intersentia 2012) pp. 395-429
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2012
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Cultural diversity, developing country, Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005

15.

'Jolly Old Law': The Sex Worker Who Sued Her Pimp for Unfair Dismissal

Rautenbach C (2013) ‘Jolly Old Law’: The Sex Worker Who Sued Her Pimp for Unfair Dismissal. J Civil Legal Sci 2: e113. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000e113,
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Oct 2013
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

labour law, prostitution, unfair dismissal

16.

South Africa: Teaching an ‘Old Dog’ New Tricks? An Empirical Study of the Use of Foreign Precedents by the South African Constitutional Court (1995-2010)

Groppi T. and Ponthoreau M-C (eds) The Use of Foreign Precedents by Constitutional Judges (Hart Publishing 2013), Oxford, UK pp. 185-209
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Jul 2013
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

use of foreign precedent, comparative constitutionalism, transjudicialism, transjudicial communication, constitutionalist dialogue, judicial globalism, constitutional cross-fertilization, transnational contextualization, globalization of judgment, constitutional borrowing, comparative constitutional

17.

Reform of the South African Customary Law of Succession: Final Nails in the Customary Law Coffin?

Fenrich J, Galizzi O & Higgens TE (eds) The Future of African Customary Law (2011, Cambridge University Press) pp. 336-360
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jul 2013
Christa Rautenbach and Willemien Du Plessis
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and North-West University
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Abstract:

African customary law, law of succession, law of inheritance, rule of male primogeniture, king, queen, traditional leader

18.

African Customary Marriages in South Africa and the Intricacies of a Mixed Legal System: Judicial (In) Novatio or Confusio?

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 749-780, 2012
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
Christa Rautenbach and Willemien Du Plessis
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and North-West University
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Abstract:

mixed legal system, customary marriage, civil marriage, legal pluralism, indigenous law

19.

Mixing South African Common Law and Customary Law of Intestate Succession: 'Potjiekos' in the Making

Örücü E (ed) JCL Studies in Comparative Law: Mixed Legal Systems at New Frontiers (2010 Wildy, Simmonds & Hill London) (UK) 222-240,
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jul 2013
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

mixed legal systems, common law, customary law, law of succession

20.

Comments on the Constitutional Protection of Religion in Swaziland

African Human Rights Journal, Vol. 8, pp. 432-457, 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Aug 2011
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Swaziland, freedom of religion, Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act, christianity

21.

In the Name of Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence: The Consideration of German Precedents by South African Constitutional Court Judges

14 German Law Journal (2013)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Aug 2013
Christa Rautenbach and Lourens du Plessis
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and North-West University
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Abstract:

Constitutional comparativism, German case law, use of foreign precedents, South African constitutional court

22.

Book Review: Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Feb 2014
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

23.

Lost in Translation: Is a Spouse a Spouse or a Descendant (or Both) in Terms of the Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act?

Journal of South African Law, Vol. 1, pp. 149-160, 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2013
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

customary law of succession, spouse, descendant

24.

A Family Home, Five Sisters and the Rule of Ultimogeniture: Comparing Notes on Judicial Approaches to Customary Law in South Africa and Botswana

C Rautenbach ‘A family home, five sisters and the rule of ultimogeniture: Comparing notes on judicial approaches to customary law in South Africa and Botswana’ (2016) 16 African Human Rights Law Journal 145-174 ,
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Jul 2016
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Customary law, ultimogeniture, succession, tribal laws, Botswana, South Africa

25.

The South African Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Precedent in Matters of Religion: Without Fear or Favour?

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Mar 2016
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

transjudicialism, foreign precedent, comparative judicialism, stare decisis, foreign case law, comparative constitutionalism, Constitutional Court

26.

Islamic Finance: A Corollary to Legal Pluralism or Legal Diversity in South Africa and the Netherlands?

Comparative and International Law of Southern Africa, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Feb 2016
Omar Salah and Christa Rautenbach
Tilburg University and North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

Islamic finance, riba, gharar, legal pluralism, legal diversity

27.

South Africa: Legal Recognition of Traditional Courts - Legal Pluralism in Action

Non-State Justice Institutions and the Law: Decision Making at the Interface of Tradition, Religion and the State, edited by M Kötter, TJ Röder, GF Schuppert & R Wolfrum (2015 Palgrave McMillian) pp. 121-151,
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Feb 2016
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

traditional courts, customary courts, legal pluralism, traditional justice

28.

Thinking About Norms in Pluralistic Societies: Blurred Lines between the 'Legal' and the 'Social' of Pluralist Normative Orders

Le droit comparé et..., Comparative Law and..., edited by Alexis Albarian & Olivier Moreteau, 2015,
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Feb 2016
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

legal norms, social norms, legal pluralism, diversity

29.

Legal Reform of Traditional Courts in South Africa: Exploring the Links between Ubuntu, Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

2015 Journal of International and Comparative Law 2(2), pp. 275-304
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jan 2016
Christa Rautenbach
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
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Abstract:

customary law, therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, ubuntu, traditional courts