Ms Nicci Whitear-Nel

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Campus   Pietermaritzburg
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Ms Nicci Whitear-Nel


Ms Nicola Whitear is a lecturer in the fields of Evidence and Labour law at the School of Law. She holds a BA, LLB,LLM. Her research interests are in Evidence, labour law, legal ethics and legal education.
Appointment Designation:
Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications: 
BA, LLB (UN, PMB) LLM (UKZN)Professional Qualifications:

  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Commissioner of the CCMA

Research Interests:

  • Law of Evidence
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Education
  • Labour law

Recent Publications:

  • 2016, Who needs to notify the employer of impending strike action? A discussion of SA Transport & Allied Workers Union & others v Moloto & another 2012 (6) SA 249 (CC); (2012) 33 ILJ 2549 (CC) Journal Title: Industrial Jaw Journal, Vol 37, Issue 1 Pages: 62-75 Authors: Nicola Whitear -Nel, Brenda Grant, Simphiwe Phungula
  • 2015, A historical review of the development of the post-apartheid South African LLB degree – with particular reference to legal ethics Journal Title: Fundamina: A Journal of Legal History, Vol 21, Issue 2 Pages: 234-250 Authors: Nicola Whitear -Nel, Freedman, Warren
  • 2015, Proving damages under the common law in labour cases: a discussion of South African Football Association v Mangope (2013) 34 ILJ 311 (LAC): case note  Journal Title: SA Mercantile Law Journal, Vol 27, Issue 2 Pages: 348-357 Authors: Grant, Brenda, Whitear-Nel, Nicola
  • 2015, Protecting the Unwed Mother against Automatically Unfair Dismissals for Reasons Relating to Pregnancy Journal Title: Industrial Law Journal, Vol 36, Issue 1 Pages: 106-119 Author: Whitear-Nel, N., Grant, B.
  • 2015, The Constitutionality of s 2(2) of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Law of evidence: recent cases) Journal Title: South African Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol 28, Issue 1 Pages: 97-113 Author: Whitear-Nel, Nicci

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