ISBN 9780190744243
Author Bleazard et al
Edition 2nd


Administrative Justice in South Africa 2e offers a clear, comprehensive and applied explanation of the principles and framework of administrative justice in South Africa. The text addresses both judicial and non-judicial means for control and enforcement, as well as procedural aspects of administrative law. Practical in its approach, the text provides valuable focus on the application of principles in case law, problem-solving methodology and specific procedural aspects of administrative justice.


The second edition includes a new, unique chapter that considers the implications of administrative justice for the creation of administrative mandates, as opposed to mere control of administrative action once taken, thus employing administrative justice in a more proactive manner.


The text offers a clear pedagogical framework that develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. A strong conceptual and enquiring approach enriches knowledge and engages readers in an interactive, topical and challenging manner. Additional, high-value educational resources support learning and teaching, further assisting students to develop the academic skills required to master their studies.


New to this edition:

  • The second edition is thoroughly updated to reflect issues and legal developments within the recent period.
  • The second edition offers an expanded discussion of non-judicial forms of control and enforcement, including a new chapter that addresses the roles and powers of the Auditor-General and the Public Protector.
  • The texts discussion of legal remedies in control and enforcement proceedings is expanded to include the remedies that are available to support the interventions of the Auditor-General and the Public Protector, respectively.
  • The second edition introduces a visioning, enquiring perspective that considers the ongoing system design that is requisite to engender good, just and efficient public decision making, and to give effect to the constitutional promise of administrative justice.
  • To support educational outcomes, the supplementary teaching and learning material is enriched and expanded.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1: The development of administrative law in South Africa Chapter 2: Administrative authorities in legal context

  • Chapter 3: Administrative action  Chapter 4: Non-judicial regulation of administrative action Chapter 5: Judicial regulation of administrative action  Chapter 6: Lawfulness  Chapter 7: Procedural fairness Chapter 8: Reasonableness
  • Chapter 9: Reason Chapter 10: Administrative justice in creating legislative mandates Chapter 11: Standing and procedure for judicial review Chapter 12: Remedies in judicial review proceedings