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Promotion of Administrative Justice Act

The preamble of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) mirrors section 33 of the Constitution, setting out its purpose of promoting an efficient administration and good governance. By giving effect to the right to just administrative action, PAJA paves the way for developing a culture of accountability and transparency in public administration, the exercise of public powers and in the performance of public functions.

PAJA is enforceable where the administrative action in question adversely affects the rights of any person and has a direct, external legal effect. There are, however, certain exclusions such as the exercise of specific executive, legislative and judicial functions.

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We advise clients both in the public and private sector in relation to disputes, administrative reviews and other recourses relating to administrative actions taken by an organ of state. Our team also advises organs of state on compliance with the administrative decisions to be taken with applicable legislative framework, for purposes of avoiding decisions that are susceptible to judicial review in accordance with PAJA or the principle of legality.

Our Promotion of Administrative Justice Act Lawyers

Corlett Manaka
Head of Disputes
Neil Kirby
Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences
Akhona Bilatyi
Faith Sikhavhakhavha
Sarah Moerane
Koketso Rapoo

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