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Legal standing of voluntary association acting in the public interest on rights issues

Section 38(d) of the Constitution allows anyone acting in the public interest to approach a court alleging that a right in the Bill of Rights has been infringed or threatened. The issue is always whether a person or organisation acts genuinely in the public interest. The court will take into account considerations such as whether there … Continue reading

Not every busybody has legal standing

An applicant who applies to court for relief must demonstrate a legal basis for claiming the order sought. In Muldersdrift Sustainable Development Forum v The Council of Mogale City an unincorporated voluntary association that styled itself Muldersdrift Sustainable Development Forum was held to have no legal interest and no legal standing to seek a declaratory … Continue reading