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Professor Robert Charles Williams

Professor Robert Charles Williams

Professor Robert Charles Williams

williamsr@ukzn.ac.za

Biography

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)