Winners of 2019 AdJASA Student Essay Competition Announced

The winners of the 2019 national AdJASA Administrative Law Student Essay Competition are:

First prize:

“The conflation of judicial deference and the doctrine of separation of powers in South Africa” by Neil de Kock

Second prize:

“Not a Storm in a Teacup: Reconciling the Public Interest with Certainty and Legality in Judicial Review” by Jamie Pretorius

Third prize:

“A New Horizon for Judicial Review: Health Establishment Administrators and the National health Act 61 of 2003″ by James Wewege

The competition was launched as an annual project of the Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA) in 2019. All currently registered LLB (or other undergraduate law degree) students at South African universities are eligible to enter by submitting a 4000 to 6000 word essay dealing with any aspect of administrative law.

The 2019 judging panel consisted of Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Prof Cora Hoexter (Wits University) and Ms Prelisha Singh (Webber Wentzel partner and current AdJASA President). The panel evaluated all essays anonymously. The prizes were generously sponsored by LexisNexis.