Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act 3 of 2000)
This is a short guide to administrative justice and the PAJA for everyone.
It introduces you to some important terms and concepts, which you need in order to understand the way the PAJA works, such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the rule of law or administrative law.
It also gives a short introduction to the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA), explaining what the PAJA is and why it is there, and explains important concepts of administrative justice, such as administrative action, procedural fairness, reasons and judicial review.
The guide gives information about what administrative action means and which administrative action falls within the PAJA.
The chapter about procedural fairness explains which procedure administrators have to follow when they take administrative action and what procedural fairness requires.
Furthermore you can get information’s about your right to ask for reasons and within which period of time you must ask for them.
The right of people to ask a court to review an administrative action they do not agree with is called judicial review and in this chapter the guide gives you an introduction to it and which conditions must be met to ask for judicial review.