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Prof Graham Glover

BA, LLB, PhD (Rhodes)

Associate Professor
Email:  g.glover@ru.ac.za


Graham Glover teaches courses in Contract, Sale, Insurance, Unjustified Enrichment, and also teaches part of Legal Skills. He received his PhD degree in 2004 for a thesis entitled The Doctrine of Duress in the Law of Contract and Unjustified Enrichment in South Africa. Prof Glover’s research interests are mainly in the field of contract law: he has published several journal articles in this area of law, and he has been invited to become co-author of the next editions of Professor Kerr’s The Principles of the Law of Contract and The Law of Sale and Lease. In 2006 he compiled and edited the book, Essays in Honour of AJ Kerr, a festschrift honouring Professor Kerr’s outstanding contribution to legal academia in South Africa. He also contributes the chapter on Divorce to the Family Law Service. In 2010 he became the Managing Editor of the South African Law Journal.


Publications (2008-date)


Patrick Osode and Graham Glover (eds) Law and Transformative Justice in Post-Apartheid South Africa  (Spekboom Publishers, 2010).

Graham Glover Kerr’s Law of Sale and Lease  (LexisNexis Publishers, 2014).

(Cited in Biggs and Others v Mosstrich (Pty) Ltd and Another [2015] ZAECGHC 4; Louistef (Pty) Ltd v Snyders and Others [2016] ZASCA 182; 2017 (5) SA 276 (SCA); AJP Properties CC v Sello [2017] ZAGPJHC 255; 2018 (1) SA 535 (GJ) Kondile v Nothnagel NO [2018] ZAGPPHC 858;  Friedshelf 1612 (Pty) Ltd v McConnell [2018] ZAECGHC 119; Starways Trading 21 CC and Others v Pearl Island Trading 714 (Pty) Ltd and Another 2019 (2) SA 650 (SCA); Visagie & Associates CC & another v Small Enterprise Finance Agency Ltd [2019] ZASCA 32.)


Chapters in books

I write and update the Chapter entitled “Divorce” in the Butterworths Family Law Service (approx. 35 page chapter). See Issue 51 – April 2009; Issue 57 – April 2012; Issue 58 – October 2012.

2nd edition of “Sale” in Vol 24 of The Law of South Africa series, with AJ Kerr. November 2010 (106 page chapter). (Cited by the Supreme Court of Appeal in ABSA Bank v Eksteen [2011] ZASCA 40.)

2nd edition of “Law of Lease: Preliminary Note” in Butterworths Forms and Precedents Series. February 2012 (54 page chapter) and revised edition, 2016.

Graham Glover “Improperly obtained consensus in contract law and the value of institutional doctrine” in Coenraad Visser and Jopie Pretorius (eds) Essays in Honour of Frans Malan (LexisNexis Publishers, 2014) pages 133-146.


“Jantjie v Minister of Labour” 2008 De Jure 648 (with ML Beard).

“Reflections on the sine causa requirement and the condictiones in South African law” (2009) 20 Stellenbosch Law Review 468-493.

“In service to the law” (2011) 128 SALJ 51-62.

“The matter of Juta & Co and the South African Law Journal” (2012) 129 SALJ 1-4.

“The end of the road for the Roman rule of risk in sale?” 2012 Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg/Journal of South African Law 650-669.

“An unprecedented ‘precedent’? Phodiclinics v Pinehaven” (2013) 76 THRHR 302-312.

“Section 40 of the Consumer Protection Act in comparative perspective” 2013 Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg/Journal of South African Law 689-697.

“University protests, specific performance and the public/private-law divide” (2017) 134 SALJ 466-480. (Cited in Four Wheel Drive Accessory Distribution CC v Rattan NO 2018 (3) SA 204 (KZD).)

“Contractual exemptions and remedies in respect of the warranty against eviction in sale” in 2017 Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg/Journal of South African Law Special Edition Liber Amicorum JC Sonnekus 276-291.

“Remedies, repentance and the doctrine of election in South African contract law” 2018 Acta Juridica (forthcoming).

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