Professor Robert Charles Williams

Professor Robert Charles Williams

Professor Robert Charles Williams

Professor Robert Charles Williams


Professor RC (Bob) Williams lectures corporate law and income tax in the School of Law (Pietermaritzburg campus) at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics, a Higher Diploma in Tax (H Dip Tax) from Wits and a PhD from Macquarie University, Australia. He is an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa and is a registered tax practitioner. His research interests are income tax, trusts and corporate law and he has published extensively in these fields.

Appointment Designation:
Emeritus Professor

Academic Qualifications:
BA,LLB (UCT) LLM (London) H Dip Tax (Wits) PhD (Macquarie)

Professional Qualifications:
Attorney, notary and conveyance of the High Court of South Africa
Registered tax practitioner

Research Interests: 

  • Income tax
  • Trusts
  • Corporate law

Recent Publications:

  • Silke on South African Income Tax (annual updates) (with Prof Alwyn de Koker)
  • Silke Tax Yearbook (annual editions) with Prof Alwyn de Koker and Jonathan Silke)
  • Silke on Tax Administration (chapters 1, 2 and 3; annual updates) LexisNexis
  • “The Gold Fields Harmony Take-over Battle” (2009) 125 South African Law Journal 790 – 822 (with Andrew Christison)
  • LAWSA (Revenue part 2) reissue (2009)
  • LAWSA – Companies (parts 1, 2 and 3)
  • Income Tax in South Africa – Cases and Materials (4th ed 2015) Lexis Nexis
  • Blackman’s Commentary on the Companies Act (co-author;) (Juta 2017)
  • Juta’s Quarterly Review (Tax)
  • Juta Quarterly Tax Review
  • Synopsis (PriceWaterhouse Coopers monthly tax commentary; lead writer)

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