Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Practice Areas

Administrative Law

Administrative Law governs the relationship between the government and the natural (people) and juristic (companies) citizens of South Africa. This type of law specifically looks at decisions made by government officials which have an adverse, external legal effect on people and whether those decisions were reached in a manner that is reasonable, lawful and procedurally fair. Where the government does not reach decisions in this manner, we are prepared to apply to the relevant bodies or courts for relief in terms of the Constitution (specifically section 33), the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 and trite, settled principles in the Common Law. This can be applied to decisions made by any government department, including the Department of Home Affairs (refugees, identity documents and immigration), the Department of Labour (workman’s compensation) and the Department of Education. We offer speciality advice on general rules, appeal processes and the remedies available to people where government officials and departments do not follow the correct procedures prescribed by governing legislation.