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Observatoire des Actions de Groupe

Theo Broodryk

Prof Theo Broodryk is an Associate Professor of Law and the Head of the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic. He obtained the degrees BA, LLB and LLD from Stellenbosch University. Theo is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a Y1 NRF rated researcher and the author of Eckard’s Principles of Civil Procedure in the Magistrates’ Court.

He is a Senior Researcher at the Ius Commune Research School in the programme ‘Foundations and Principles of Civil Procedure in Europe’, a Beaufort (Colenso) Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge, and previously attended Stanford Law School as a Visiting Scholar. Theo has received numerous funding awards, including the MJ & HB Thom research funding award and an NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration funding award. He has been institutionally recognised for his research contributions, including being one of the University’s researchers who made the biggest contribution to Department of Higher Education and Training accredited scientific publications (2014 output year). Theo was recently (2020) awarded the Georg Forster Fellowship Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Theo has received the Rector’s Award for outstanding work performance.

He is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law. His research focus is collective redress, including class actions. Theo is also certified as an arbitrator by the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and obtained a certificate in advanced labour law from the University of South Africa’s Centre for Business Law.

Publications

Broodryk, Theo: Class Actions in South Africa: a Brief Overview [PDF]

News

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