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Professor Jacqueline Heaton

Lineage:  BLC LLB (UP) LLM (Unisa)

Institution:  Unisa

Professional life

Career path

  • Currently the Rapporteur for the Family Law Committee of the International Law Association and a member of the Advisory Committee of the South African Law Reform Commission for Project 25 Statutory Law Revision: Revision of Legislation administered by Department of Home Affairs. Until recently, she was also a member and Deputy Chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.

  • In 2005 she was part of the team that won the University of South Africa Award for Excellence in Tuition. The award was received for Law of Persons. She also presents postgraduate guest lectures in Family Law and Child Law at the University of Pretoria.

  • BLC and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and the LLM degree from Unisa. She is a Professor of Law at Unisa and has extensive experience in the fields of law of persons, family law and child law.

Affiliations

  • International Society of Family Law and the South African Branch of the International Law Association.

  • Rapporteur for the Family Law Committee of the International Law Association

  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the South African Law Reform Commission for Project 25 Statutory Law Revision: Revision of Legislation administered by Department of Home Affairs.

  • Member and Deputy Chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.

Published articles

  • "Family Law" Juta's Quarterly Review (electronic publication): since July 2008

  • "Law of Persons" Juta's Quarterly Review (electronic publication): since July 2008

  • Heaton J "The Law of Persons and Family Law" 2008 Annual Survey of South African Law Visser CJ & Pretorius JT (eds) 2009 Juta Lansdowne

  • Heaton J "The Law of Persons and Family Law" 2007 Annual Survey of South African Law Visser CJ & Pretorius JT (eds) 2008/2009 Juta Lansdowne 885-960

  • Heaton J "The Marriage Act 25 of 1961, the Divorce Act 70 of 1979, and the dissolution of a Hindu marriage [Discussion of Singh v Ramparsad and others 2007 3 SA 445 (D)]" (2008) 19 Stellenbosch Law Review 452-465

  • Heaton J "Termination of post-divorce maintenance for a spouse or civil union partner in terms of a settlement agreement" (2007) 70 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 641-652

  • Heaton J & Pretorius JT "Minors as the payees of cheques" (2007) 124 South African Law Journal 112-127

  • Heaton J "Striving for substantive gender equality in family law: Selected issues" (2005) 21 South African Journal on Human Rights 547-574

  • Heaton J "An overview of the current legal position regarding heterosexual life partnerships" (2005) 68 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 662-670

  • Heaton J & Schoeman E "Foreign marriages and section 7(3) of the Divorce Act" (2000) 63 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 141-149

  • Heaton J "A comparison of the Bills of Rights in the interim and final Constitutions" 1997 De Rebus 331-341

  • Heaton J & Jacobs S "Terugwerkendheid van 'n verandering van huweliksgoederebedeling ingevolge artikel 21(1) van die Wet op Huweliksgoedere: Ex parte Burger 1995 1 SA 140 (D)" (1995) 58 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 513-517

  • Heaton J & Davie E "Children's rights" (1991) 2 South African Human Rights and Labour Law Yearbook p 19-35

  • Heaton J "Some general remarks on the concept 'best interests of the child'" (1990) 53 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 95-99

  • Heaton J "Should the consent of the father of an illegitimate child be required for the child's adoption? A suggestion for the reform of South African Law" (1989) 22 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 346-354

  • Heaton J "The relevance of race and classification in terms of the Population Registration Act 30 of 1950 for adoption in South Africa" (1989) 106 South African Law Journal 713-717

  • Heaton J "Post-adoption access" (1989) 30 Codicillus 8-12

  • Heaton J "Die tugbevoegdheid ten opsigte van kinders" (1987) 50 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 398-411

  • Heaton J "Die oordrag van bates ingevolge artikel 7(3)-(6) van die Egskeidingswet: MacGregor v MacGregor 1986 3 SA 644 K" (1987) 50 Journal for Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 103-105

  • Heaton J "Aspekte rakende lyfstraf wat in skole toegedien word in stryd met die opdrag van 'n ouer" (1987) 11 South African Journal for Criminal Law and Criminology 52-56

  • Heaton J "Bloedtoetse as bewys van vaderskap in die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg" (1986) 27 Codicillus 40-47

Published books

  • Heaton J "Inleiding" and "Die veranderbare gevolge van die huwelik" in Davel CJ et al Werkboek vir Persone- en Familiereg 1987 Digma Roodepoort p 1-9, p 124-153; same chapters in 2 ed 1989 Digma Roodepoort p 1-9, p 124-154

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Casebook on the Law of Persons and Family Law 1990 Butterworths Durban 544pp; 2 ed 1994 Butterworths Durban 628pp

  • Heaton J "Inleiding", "Die onveranderbare gevolge van die huwelik", "Die veranderbare gevolge van die huwelik: Huwelike binne gemeenskap van goed", "Huwelike buite gemeenskap van goed", "Verandering van die huweliksgoederebedeling" and "Huweliksvermoënsregtelike gevolge van 'n minderjarige se huwelik" in Heaton J et al Werkboek vir Familiereg 1993 Digma Pretoria p 1-10, p 59-96; same chapters in 2 ed by De Jong et al 1998 Butterworths p 1-10, p 49-96

  • Sinclair JD assisted by Heaton J The Law of Marriage Volume 1 1996 Juta Kenwyn 513pp

  • Heaton J & De Jong M Examination Workbook for Family Law/ Eksamenwerkboek vir Familiereg 1997 Unisa Press Pretoria 203pp

  • Heaton J "Introduction", "Invariable consequences of marriage", "Variable consequences of marriage: Marriage in community of property", "Marriage out of community of property", "Alteration of the matrimonial property system" and "Patrimonial consequences of a minor's marriage" in De Jong M et al Workbook for Family Law 1998 Butterworths Durban p 1-10, p 47-92

  • Heaton J "Family Law and the Bill of Rights" in Bill of Rights Compendium 1998 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban (loose-leaf) p 3C-1 to 3C-67. Re-written in 2005 due to extensive changes in the law, p 3C-1 to 3C-86

  • "Family Law" in Unit for Gender Research in Law Women and the Law in South Africa: Empowerment through Enlightenment 1998 Juta Kenwyn p 9-90

  • Heaton J "The concepts of status and capacity: A jurisprudential excursus", "Mental and physical disability; prodigality", "Miscellaneous factors", "The concept of capacity" and "Capacity to perform juristic acts: Marriage and other acts" in Cockrell A, Van Heerden B & Keightley R (eds) Boberg's The Law of Persons and Family Law 2 ed 1999 Juta Kenwyn p 65-75, p 105-160, p 206-230, p 745-755, p 835-854

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Casebook on the South African Law of Persons 1999 Butterworths Durban 284pp; 2 ed 2003 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 353pp

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J The South African Law of Persons 1999 Butterworths Durban 171pp; 2 ed 2003 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 166pp

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg 1999 Butterworths Durban 179pp; 2 ed 2003 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 172pp

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Casebook on South African Family Law 1999 Butterworths Durban 553 pp; 2 ed 2004 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 676pp

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J South African Family Law 1999 Butterworths Durban 287pp; 2 ed 2004 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 347pp

  • Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg 1999 Butterworths Durban 294pp; 2 ed 2004 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 359pp

  • Heaton J "Engagement", "Marriage: General nature", "Requirements for valid marriage", "Void and voidable marriages" and "Dissolution of marriage" in Church J (ed) The Law of South Africa Volume 16 Marriage 2 ed 2006 LexisNexis Butterworths Durban 88pp

  • Heaton J "Parental responsibilities and rights" in Davel CJ and Skelton AM (ed) Commentary on the Children's Act 2007 Juta & Co Kenwyn 45pp

  • Heaton J Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Casebook on the South African Law of Persons 3 ed 2008 LexisNexis Durban 329pp

  • Heaton J Cronjé DSP & Heaton J The South African Law of Persons 3 ed 2008 LexisNexis Durban 184pp

  • Heaton J Cronjé DSP & Heaton J Die Suid-Afrikaanse Personereg 3 ed 2008 LexisNexis Durban 194pp