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PER publishes contributions relevant to development in the South African constitutional state. This means that most contributions will concern some aspect of constitutionalism or the law relating to development. The fact that the South African constitutional state is the focus does not limit the content of PER to the South African legal system, since development law and constitutionalism are excellent themes for comparative work and international law. Therefore, contributions on any aspect or discipline of the law are welcomed.

PER is included in the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) and is, therefore, an approved journal for purposes of subsidy for South African authors from 2004.


  • PER charges a processing fee of ZAR90 per page with effect 1 January 2016.
  • The recommended length of a contribution is 10 000 words (footnotes included and bibliography excluded).
  • Please register at, and submit your article online - the submit button is in the top right corner.

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PER publishes contributions in

     ENGLISH (policy)
     AFRIKAANS (policy)
     DUTCH (policy)
     GERMAN (policy)

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