Prof Bradley Slade


Departementele Voorsitter & Medeprofessor/Departmental Chair & Associate Professor

Dr Slade

BComm, LLB, LLM, LLD (Stell)





In 2012 Prof Slade received the LLD degree for his dissertation entitled “The Justification of Expropriation for Economic Development”. During his postgraduate studies, Prof Slade was a research intern at the South African Research Chair in Property Law at Stellenbosch University. Prof Slade taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg, before joining the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, in 2014. Prof Slade lectures constitutional history, basic constitutional principles, and institutional constitutional law. Prof Slade is currently an editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights. Professor Slade het in 2012 die LLD-graad verwerf vir sy proefskrif “The Justification of Expropriation for Economic Development”. Gedurende sy nagraadse studies was hy verbonde aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Leerstoel vir Sakereg. Prof Slade was ʼn dosent in the Fakulteit Regsgeleerdheid, Universiteit van Johannesburg voordat hy in 2014 aangesluit het by die Fakulteit Regsgeleerdheid, Stellenbosch Universiteit. Prof Slade doseer staatsregtelike geskiedenis, basiese beginsels van staatsreg, en institusionele staatsreg. Prof Slade is tans ʼn redakteur van die South African Journal on Human Rights.

Modules taught

Constitutional Law 271

Introduction to Law 171


Modules Aangebied

Staatsreg 271

Inleiding tot die Reg 171

Fields of specialisation

Expropriation Law

Institutional Constitutional Law

Areas van belangstelling


Institusionele Staatsreg




Journal articles/Joernaalartikels

  • AJ van der Walt  & BV Slade “Public Purpose and Changing Circumstances: Harvey v Umhlatuze Municipality 2011 1 SA 601 (KZP)” (2012) 129 South African Law Journal 219-235.
  • BV Slade “The Less Invasive Means Argument in Expropriation Law” (2013) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 199-216.
  • BV Slade “Addressing the Issue in Harvey v Umhlatuze Municipality in Legislation” (2014) 25 Stellenbosch Law Review 116-125.
  • BV Slade “‘Public Purpose or Public Interest’ and Third Party Transfers” (2014) 17 Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad 166-206.
  • BV Slade “Compensation for what? An analysis of the outcome in Arun Property Development (Pty) Ltd v Cape Town City” (2016) 19 Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad 1-25.
  • BV Slade “The law of general application” requirement in expropriation law and the impact of the Expropriation Bill of 2015” (2017) 50 De Jure 346-362.
  • BV Slade “The effect of avoiding the FNB methodology in section 25 disputes” (2019) 40 Obiter 1-11.
  • BV Slade “Towards a clearer understanding of the difference between the obligation to pay compensation and the validity requirements for an expropriation” (2019) Speculum Juris 1-9364-388.
  • Z Boggenpoel & BV Slade “Where is property? Some thoughts on the theoretical implications of Daniels v Scribante” (2020) CCR 379-399.
  • BV Slade “The implications of the Public Protector’s remedial action directing the exercise of discretionary constitutional powers: Separation of powers implications” (2020) 24 Law, Democracy and Development 364-384.

Chapters in books/Hoofstukke in boeke

  • BV Slade “Less invasive means: The relationship between sections 25 and 36 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996” in B Hoops et al (eds) Rethinking expropriation law I (2015), Cape Town: Juta & Co.
  • BV Slade & R Walsh “The marginality of property in expropriation law: A comparative assessment” in G Muller, R Brits, BV Slade & J van Wyk (eds) Festschrift in honour of Prof AJ van der Walt (2018), Cape Town: Juta & Co.

Edited volumes/Geredigeerde volumes

  • G Muller, R Brits, BV Slade & J Van Wyk (eds) Festschrift in honour of Prof AJ van der Walt (2018), Cape Town: Juta & Co.


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