Find a South African Lawyer in SA's leading Legal Directory |

Legal Articles and Guides

Administrative Law

South African administrative law is the branch of public law in that country which regulates the legal relations of public authorities, whether with private individuals and organisations or with other public authorities, or better say, in present-day South Africa, which regulates "the activities of bodies that exercise public powers or perform public functions, irrespective of whether those bodies are public authorities in a strict sense."

Makhanda name change issue in court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law
Makhanda pensioner Monameli Ndumo (70) has taken Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to court to challenge the Grahamstown name change to Makhanda. According to a Daily Dispatch report, Ndumo – who co-chairs an organisation called Keep Grahamstown Grahamstown – said the entire process had been fatally flawed.

Finally, Tshwane's smart metre saga settled

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
A settlement agreement between the City of Tshwane and its controversial smart metering supplier Peu Capital Partners was made an order of the High Court yesterday, says a Moneyweb report. In terms of the order, the city may now remove the meters supplied by PEU and install new meters for the almost 13 000 Tshwane customers, mostly large power users, who have been supplied with electricity through the PEU system.

Security companies in tender spat

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Four security companies have launched an urgent application at the Western Cape High Court in a bid to prevent the city of Cape Town from implementing a new security tender. A Cape Times report says the 2017 tender was for providing security services to about 3 000 facilities owned or used by the city, as well as various events held under its banner.

Maiden's Cove plan irregular

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 22 October 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Legal advice given to the City of Cape Town reveals that the development plan for Maiden’s Cove was irregular and the City was advised not to proceed with the development. A Cape Argus report notes legal advisers JJ Gauntlett SC QC and FB Pelser said in papers: ‘We consider that the process followed to date with regards to the Maiden’s Cove development is irregular and will be set aside on review. This despite the delay.’

Community challenges council over ‘exorbitant’ fees

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
The access restriction fees in Tshwane were definitely not exorbitant and had been calculated in terms of the municipality’s tariff policy. A Pretoria News report says this is according to the city in its response to the application by Residents Against Crime, which asked the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to take the metro to task regarding its ‘unreasonable and exorbitant’ tariffs on access restriction applications (to gated communities).

High Court rules for Grey College principal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 07 September 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Education Law #Litigation
The governing body of Grey College in Bloemfontein was on the receiving end of a severe hiding in the Free State High Court this week in connection with its attempt to curtail the powers of its principal, notes a Volksblad report. Acting Judge-President Cagney Musi declared the governing body had acted unfairly and unlawfully during a meeting at which it was decided that Deon Scheepers should be relieved of all ‘delegated’ powers and in future focus only on academic matters at the school.

Lobby group tackles MTN, municipality over cell masts

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The Durban Anti-Cell Mast Alliance (Dacma) lobby group has launched an application in the KZN High Court (Durban) seeking an urgent review of what it says was a ‘secret deal’ between cellphone company MTN and the eThekwini Municipality which resulted in a proliferation of cell masts across the city.

Western Cape to hold hearings on e-hailing services

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
The Western Cape provincial Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works will tomorrow hold its first public hearings into the National Land Transport Amendment Bill aimed at regulating e-hailing services, which include Uber and Taxify.

Judge rebukes disgruntled tenderer

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
A disgruntled tenderer, who lost out on a R500m contract for the expansion of Durban's Dube Tradeport, was given a judicial reprimand for making ‘spurious allegations’ against the Dube CEO and the company which was given the contract.

National government takes control of North West

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 May 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Constitutional Law
National government has taken control of North West, a move the Sunday Times notes is the first time an entire provincial administration has been taken over. At the same time, two-thirds of the province’s municipalities are being taken over by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, says the report.

Prasa ordered to release board meeting recordings

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 May 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Western Cape High Court Judge Taswell Papier has ordered Prasa to make available audio recordings of a board meeting held on 1 December 2017. A GroundUp report says the case was brought by #UniteBehind, which claimed the recordings ‘will prove whether or not the board took the decision to disband the Legal Panel of Prasa’.

City appeal against 'intrusive' building ruling dismissed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The City of Cape Town’s determination to allow four extra ‘intrusive’ floors on a city centre building is proving a costly business. After losing a Western Cape High Court case with costs a year ago, the City Council appealed to a full Bench and last week it lost again – also with costs, says a Times Select report.

DA submits PAIA application for MultiChoice report

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 05 February 2018
Tags: #Administrative Law
DA MP Phumzile van Damme says her party has ‘submitted an application to MultiChoice in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to request the full report it relied on for terminating its contract with Gupta-owned ANN7’.

Ruling blocks prepaid electricity provider

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The service provider contracted by the City of Pretoria to sell prepaid electricity has been interdicted from doing so pending an application by two losing bidders for the contract to be set aside. Cigicell and EasyPay initiated proceedings in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), saying it had been awarded to an inexperienced company. A Pretoria News report says the case brought by Cigicell to set aside the contract will be heard on 27 November.

Court seals need to disclose party funding

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 28 September 2017
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has ruled that Parliament must amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) so that political parties will be compelled to disclose the source of their private funding, says a News24 report. Judge Yasmin Meer ruled that Parliament has 18 months to rectify ‘inconsistencies’ in PAIA, following an application from the NGO, My Vote Counts.

Showing 1 to 15 of 23 results

Mentioned in