Dr Juanita Easthorpe

Ms Juanita Easthorpe
Dr Juanita Easthorpe
Law Building – Room 8, 1st Floor


Dr Juanita Easthorpe is a Lecturer in the fields of Family Law, Gender and the Law, Interpretation of Law and Contract. She holds an LLB, LLM and PhD degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Her main research interests are in the areas of Family Law, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Labour Law and Religion and the Law. She has given papers on various topics at Family Law Conferences and the South African Law Teachers Conferences.  

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (UKZN) 
  • LLM (UKZN) 
  • PhD (UKZN) 
  • Certificate in Labour Law 
  • Certificate for the SANPAD Pre-Doctoral Programme 
  • Certificate for the All African Course on International Humanitarian Law  

Professional qualification

  • Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa 

Research Interests

  • Human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Child Law
  • Labour law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Religion and the law

Membership of Professional & Other Organisations

  • Member of the KZN Legal Practice Council 
  • Association of Teachers of International Humanitarian Law (ICRC) 


  • Easthorpe J (with Carnelley M) “The meaning of the term “means” in the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 2009 Obiter (2) 370-380.
  • Bosch S and Easthorpe J “Africa’s toy soldiers, non-state armed groups, and ‘voluntary’ recruitment: anything but child’s play” 2012 vol 21:2 African Security Review 4-19.
  • Easthorpe J “When being Positive is a Negative: Allpass v Mooikloof Estates” 2013 vol 25:1 SA Mercantile Law Journal 107-117.
  • Easthorpe J “Pride and Prejudice: De Lange v The Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church of Southern Africa”2015 (4) TSAR 903-918.
  • Easthorpe, J ‘Bruised but not broken: De Lange v Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and Another 2016(2) SA 1 (CC)’ (2016) 3 Agenda 115-123. 

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