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The principal aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of the general principles and content of Administrative law. Administrative law deals with administrative action as provided in the Constitution and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000, and the effect of these provisions on administrative law in general. The unit explains the context and scope of the legal principles relating to Administrative law within South Africa. It demonstrates a well-rounded and systematic knowledge of, insights into terminology, history, theory, and classification of The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act including judicial review, the definition of “administrative action” the ground for review, reasons, standing, remedies and procedure. A strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the reference of case scenarios. Knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of administrative law with special reference to:
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.