Prof Andr

Posted on November 01, 2011

Prof Boraine was the Head of the Department of Procedural Law from 1999 until the end of October 2011.  He holds the degrees LLB (Pret) LLM cum laude (Wits) LLD (Pret). The title of his LLD thesis was “Die leerstuk van vernietigbare transaksies in die Suid-Afrikaanse Insolvensiereg” (The doctrine of voidable transactions in the South African Insolvency Law).

He was appointed as a full-time senior lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria in 1985. With effect from 1 January 1995 he was promoted to the position of associate professor and to the rank of full professor on 1 January 1997. He became the Head of the Department of Procedural Law as from 1 September 1999 and he also served as part-time Deputy Dean of the Faculty during that year.

He is a co-founder and Director of the Centre for Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law, which has been extensively involved in the drafting of new insolvency legislation.  Prof Boraine is frequently invited to present papers at national and international conferences and he has published extensively in the field of Insolvency Law.  He is co-author of the third edition of Silberberg and Schoeman’s "Law of Property"and Meskin’s "Insolvency Law".  Both these volumes are regarded as leading textbooks in the respective fields of Property Law and Insolvency Law in South Africa. 

Prof Boraine serves on the editorial panel of the International Insolvency Law Review and has acted as referee for numerous articles for national and international journals, as well as for applications for NRF-ratings. He also serves on the management board of the Academics Group of Insol International and is an honorary member of the Association of Insolvency Practioners of South Africa.

The World Bank recently appointed him as consultant concerning a diagnostic analysis of the legal framework in South Africa for regulating insolvency law and the rights of debtors and creditors.

Over the years he has taught a variety of law subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and provided practical legal training to candidate attorneys and insolvency practitioners.

His research interests include insolvency law, with a particular focus on international insolvency, civil procedural law and aspects of property law.  Prof Boraine is currently a B2-rated NRF researcher.


 Prof André Boraine

Prof Anton Kok resumed the position of Deputy Dean on 1 November 2011.


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