This article is based on sections of Lienne Steyn, ‘Statutory Regulation of Forced Sale of the Home in South Africa’ (LLD thesis, University of Pretoria 2012) and is similar to a paper delivered in May 2012 at the INSOL International Academics’ Colloquium, held in Miami, Florida. I gratefully acknowledge financial support provided by my doctoral promoter and supervisor, Professor André Boraine, University of Pretoria, and the College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu‐Natal, which enabled me to participate in the Academics' Colloquium.
Steve is professor and head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria. He is also director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law and co-director of the Centre for Sports and Entertainment Law. He holds the degrees BIuris LLB (Unisa) LLD (Pret). The title of his LLD thesis is “The Interpretation of Contracts in South African Law”. He is admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa and member of the South African Academy of Science and Art. Steve joined the Department of Private Law as professor in 2010 after serving for 11 years in the Department of Private Law at the University of Johannesburg, where he was appointed as senior lecturer in 1999, promoted to associate professor in 2003 and to professor in 2007. He was also head of the Department of Private Law at UJ. Before that, he served for 11 years in the Department of Justice, briefly as a public prosecutor and mostly as a legal officer in the Branch: Legislation Research, where he played an important part in the drafting of regulations required for the functioning of the Human Rights Commission, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Investigating Unit.
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