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Professor Jean Sonnekus

Lineage:  (BA LLB LLM (RAU) LLD (Leiden))

Current position:  Private Law

Professional life

Career path

  • Professor in Private law

  • Joined staff of RAU in 1971 and again in 1976

  • Admitted Advocate of Supreme Court of South Africa 1973


B1 NRF rated internationally recognised researcher in Private law;

Published articles

220 accredited articles both nationally and internationally

Published books

  • Law of Property

  • Matrimonial Property and Law of Husband and Wife (

  • Pension Rights

  • Law of Real Security

  • Time Sharing and Share Blocks

  • Law of Succession

  • Law of Unjustified Enrichment