School of Law

Dr Paul Swanepoel

Telephone: +27 31 260 3389
Email Swanepoelp@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Howard College
Building & Room: HC Building – Suite G 1F-18, 1st Floor

Biography:

Dr Paul Swanepoel is a lecturer in the fields of Administrative Law and Jurisprudence in the School of Law. He holds a MA (Hons) degree from the University of St Andrews, a LLB degree from the University of Natal and a MSc and PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

Academic Qualifications:

  • MA (Hons) (St Andrews)
  • LLB (Natal)
  • MSc PhD (Edinburgh)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Research Interests:

  • Administrative Law
  • Legal History
  • Jurisprudence

Publications

  • ‘Colonial Judges, Administrative Officers and the Bushe Commission in Interwar Kenya and Tanganyika.’ Fundamina 23, no. 1 (2017).
  • (with K. Govender) ‘Cynicism and the Rule of Law: a Critical Analysis of President of the RSA v M&G Media Limited 2012 (2) SA 50 (CC) and Associated Judgments.’ Southern African Public Law 30, no. 2 (2015).
  • ‘Kenya’s Colonial Judges: The Advocates’ Perspective.’ Journal of Asian and African Studies 50, no. 1 (2015).
  • ‘Transient Justice: Colonial Judges on Circuit in Interwar Tanganyika.’ Stichproben: Vienna Journal of African Studies 24 (2013).
  • ‘Judicial Choice during the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya, 1952-1960.’ Fundamina 18, no. 2 (2012).

Papers Delivered:

  • ‘The Development of Racially Defined Punishment in Colonial Natal: the Early History of Durban’s Point Prison’, Juris Diversitas Conference, University of the North West, Potchefstroom, 15-17 April 2019.
  • ‘Codifying Criminal Law in East Africa, 1920-1945’, Fifth Biennial Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, École normale supérieure, Paris, 28-30 June 2018.
  • ‘The Nature and Effect of the Public Protector’s Findings and Remedial Action’, Administrative Justice Association of South Africa Conference, Salt Rock, 10-11 August 2017.
  • ‘Judicial Identities in Tanganyika, 1920-1961’ Fourth Biennial Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, University of Gdansk, 28 June to 1 July 2016.
  • Cynicism and the Rule of Law: Gaining access to the Khampepe Report’, Administrative Justice Association of South Africa Conference, Salt Rock, 11-12 February 2016.
  • ‘Colonial Judges, Administrative Officers and Indirect Rule in East Africa: a War of Ideas’, Third Biennial Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, University of Macerata, 8-9 July 2014.
  • ‘Judicial Choice during the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya, 1952-1960’, Colonies and Postcolonies of Law: A Public Conference on Legal History, University of Princeton, 18-19 March 2011.