Professor Jacqueline Yeats

BA, LLB, LLM University of Stellenbosch
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Jacqueline Yeats, BA LLB LLM (University of Stellenbosch) PhD (UCT), Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, joined the Commercial Law Department of UCT in 2005. She holds the position of Professor and teaches company law at Postgraduate (LLB and LLM) level. After graduating Jacqui taught at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape while completing her LLM. Prior to joining UCT she practised as a commercial attorney at Jan S De Villiers (now Werksmans Attorneys) and later as a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial department of ENS. Her areas of interest, research and publication include securities, mergers and acquisitions, the Companies Act of 2008 and corporate governance.  Her PhD, which she obtained in 2016, focussed on the potential effectiveness of the appraisal remedy in the South African context. Jacqui has published a number of articles related to company law issues in academic journals and chapters in books, presented papers at local and international academic conferences and is a co-author of the work Contemporary Company Law 2ed (Juta) 2012.  She is also a co-author and the Managing Editor of a new version of Blackman’s Commentary on the Companies Act (Juta) 2002 which is due for publication and release during 2017.


Company Law (Commerce)
Corporation Law (LLB)
Advanced Company Law (LLM and PGDip)


Yeats JL 'The Drafters' Dilemma: Some Comments on the Corporate Laws Reform Bill, 2006' (2006) (4) South African Law Journal 601-614

Yeats JL 'Insolvency (Chapter 16)' in Basic Principles of Business Law, Lexis Nexis Butterworths (2006) 341-370 (author of chapter in book)

Yeats JL 'Compromise, Amalgamation, Arrangement and Take-Overs (Chapter XII) and Regulation Of Securities (Chapter XVA)' in Blackman, Jooste and Everingham Commentary on the Companies Act, Juta (2002) (revised and updated these chapters in book as part of revison service 3, 2006 and revison service 4, 2007)

Yeats JL 'The Equality of Women in the Workplace' (1997) Dissertation submitted in part fulfillment of LLM degree