Tag archives: Legality

Constitutional Court explains the nature of the right to fair administrative action

In an important judgment, the Constitutional Court emphasises that fundamental rights are primarily meant to protect human beings against the state. All the rights contained in our Bill of Rights are very much fundamental rights, including the right to just administrative action enshrined in section 33. South Africa’s administrative law benefits natural and juristic private persons. … Continue reading

Civil servants should act civilly and lawfully

The function of public servants and government officials at national, provincial and municipal levels is to serve the public. The community at large has the right to insist upon them acting lawfully and within the bounds of their authority. Where they are involved in court cases involving the legality of their actions, such as in … Continue reading