School of Law

Dr Darren Subramanien

Lecturer

Telephone: +27 33 260 6252
Email Subramaniend@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: Law Building

Biography:

Dr Darren Subramanien is a Lecturer in the fields of Commercial Law, Corporate Law and the Law of Contract at the School of Law. He lectures these modules at both undergraduate and at postgraduate level. He holds a Bachelor and Laws (LLB) degree, a Master of Laws (LLM) and PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Dr Subramanien is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He is currently a member of the Anti-Human Trafficking task team based in KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Subramanien’s areas of expertise are in the fields of Corporate law, Commercial law, Labour law and the law of Contract.

Academic Qualifications:

  • LLB
  • LLM (UKZN)
  • PhD (UKZN)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

Research Interests:

  • Corporate law
  • Law of Contract
  • International Laws on Human Trafficking

Membership of Professional & Other Organisations:

  • NADAL
  • National Bar Council of South Africa (NBCSA)

Publications

  • DC Subramanien, ‘Bought at a price’ : trafficking in human beings – a brief study of the law in South Africa and the United States, SACJ, 24 (3) 245-265.
  • DC Subramanien & N Whitear Nel, The Exclusion of Evidence Obtained by Trapping: A discussion of 4 recent cases. Obiter, 634-650.
  • DC Subramanien, Section 86(10) of The National Credit Act 34 Of 2005 : Firstrand Bank V Raheman And Another, Obiter 33 (3), 693-701.
  • DC Subramanien, One for the asylum seeker – Bula v Minister of Home Affairs (589/11) [2011] ZASCA 209 , Obiter, 33 (2), 448-456.
  • DC Subramanien, Nowhere to hide for executives Fourie v FirstRand Bank Ltd (578/2012) [2012] ZASCA 19 (18 September 2012), Obiter, 34 (1) 2013, 174-183.
  • DC Subramanien & N Whitear Nel, A fresh perspective on South African Law relating to the risks posed to employers when employees abuse the internet, SAJLR 37 (1), 9-23.
  • DC Subramanien ‘Breaking the silence – friends of the court can adduce evidence. Children’s Institute v Presiding Officer of the Children’s Court District of Krugersdorp case CCT 69/12 [2012] ZACC 25’ , Obiter 34.2 2013 333 -347.
  • DC Subramanien, A note on “tacit universal partnerships” : clarity at last : ex-partner can get slice of the pie, Obiter, 34 (3) 545-557.
  • DC Subramanien ‘SARS liable for cheques lost or stolen in the post – Stabilpave v SARS (615/12) [2013] ZASCA 128, Obiter, 35 (2) 385-392.
  • DC Subramanien ‘ “Duped” shareholders may apply for winding-up order – section 81(1)(e) of the Companies Act 7, Obiter 35 (3), 704-712.
  • DC Subramanien, ‘Narrowing of the “own name” defence Hotel Cipriani SRL v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Limited [2008] EWHC 3032 (Ch); [2010] EWCA Civ 110; [2013] EWHC 70 (Ch)’ (2015) 36.1 Obiter 210-222.
  • DC Subramanien, Back to the future : the reinstatement of deregistered companies and close corporations, section 82(4) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, Obiter, 37 (1), 187-199.
  • DC Subramanien, ‘Pay day for illegal foreigners: Rahim v The Minister of Home Affairs (965/2013) [2015] ZASCA 92 (29 May 2015)’, Obiter, 37 (2). 410-422.
  • DC Subramanien, Ground-breaking judgement as court clarifies the procedural requirements in section 129 of the companies act 71 of 2008 : Panamo Properties v Nel NNO 2015 (5) SA 63 (SCA), Obiter, 38 (1), 210-221.
  • DC Subramanien, N Whiter & A Danka ‘Garden leave: A discussion in the context of Vodacom Pty Ltd v Motsa (2016) 37 ILJ 1241 LC, ILJ 38 (1) 1511.
  • DC Subramanien, ‘NSPCA has Statutory Power to Institute Private Prosecutions – a triumph for animals and human morality – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development [2016] ZACC 46’, Obiter, 39 (1), 230-248.
  • DC Subramanien & JL Joseph “The right to strike under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) and possible factors for consideration that would promote the objectives of the LRA’ PER 22 (1) 1-39.
  • DC Subramanien & T Govender ‘Road Accident Fund steps into the shoes of the insured owner − Road Accident Fund v Abrahams (276/2017) [2018] ZASCA 49 (29 March 2018)’ Obiter 40 (1), 163 -172.
  • DC Subramanien, A Behari & TJA Cohen. ‘The Cost of Safe Working Conditions for Pregnant Employees: Manyetsa v New Kleinfontein Gold Mine (Pty) Ltd (2018) 39 ILJ 415 (LC) (2019)’ ILJ 2019; 40 : 732.
  • EM Dlamini and DC Subramanien, Comparative Consumer Protection And Unconscionable Contract Clauses, Mcabangi Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 1- 174.