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 Dr. Sarah Fick

Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: LLB LLM PhD
Tel: 021 959 3296


 Sarah Fick completed her LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Stellenbosch. Her LLM thesis is titled "Consenting to objectifying treatment? Human dignity and individual freedom". During her LLM studies, Sarah worked as a candidate attorney at Kemp & associates. She was enrolled as an attorney and conveyancer in 2013. Sarah taught at the University of Cape Town from 2013 to 2017. During this time she completed her PhD thesis, titled  "The power of the court to grant alternative accommodation orders - An investigation into when an alternative accommodation order as a condition to the eviction of unlawful occupiers in terms of PIE would comply with the court’s constitutional mandate". Sarah joined the UWC Law Faculty in February 2018. She teaches in Constitutional Law and Public International Law. She is currently busy with a research project focusing on the City of Cape Town’s housing duty.


 1.    Radley Henrico & Sarah Fick ‘The State of Emergency under the South African Apartheid System of Government: Reflections and Criticisms’ (2019) Zeitscrift für Menschenrechte - forthcoming

2.    Sarah Fick ‘Ficher v Unlawful Occupiers and others 2018 (2) SA 228 (WCC): Difficulties in seeking damages for a failure by the police to prevent unlawful occupation’ (2019) SALJ - forthcoming

3.    Michel Vols & Sarah Fick ‘Using eviction to combat housing-related criminal and anti-social behaviour in south Africa and the Netherlands (2017) SALJ 134 (2) 327

4.    Sarah Fick & Michel Vols ‘Best protection against eviction? A comparative analysis of protection against evictions in the European Convention on Human Rights and the South African Constitution’ (2016) 3:1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 40

5.    Sarah Fick & Paul van der Merwe ‘RAF v Sweatman (162/2014) [2015] ZASCA 22 (20 March 2015) A simple illustration of the SCA’s statutory misinterpretation of section 17(4)(c) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1998’ (2015) 18:7 PER/PELJ 2804

6.    Sarah Fick ‘Obtaining alternative accommodation through family: [discussion of Omar NO v Omar [2011] ZQWCHC]’ (2015) 26:3 StellLR 678​​

7.    Sarah Fick ‘Valid consent to objectifying treatment should be allowed’ (2013) 28:2 SAPL 346




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