About

The Administrative Justice Association of South Africa, AdJASA, is a non-profit association with the broad aim of promoting administrative justice in South Africa. Its basis is the right to just administrative action found in section 33 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996:

33 Just administrative action

(1) Everyone has the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair.

(2) Everyone whose rights have been adversely affected by administrative action has the right to be given written reasons.

More specifically, AdJASA’s objects are:

(a)        to promote knowledge of and interest in administrative justice;

(b)         to provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinions on aspects of administrative justice among persons involved in, affected by, or interested in, that area of public power;

(c)          to disseminate information about administrative justice and, in particular, current developments in the field;

(d)         to publish and encourage the publication of papers, articles and commentaries about administrative justice;

(e)          to arrange lectures, seminars and conferences about administrative justice;

(f)          to make and disseminate reports, commentaries and submissions on aspects of administrative justice, both to organs of State and to the public at large, through the media or other means;

(g)         to co-operate with institutions of academic learning, and with other institutions or persons having an interest in administrative justice, both within South Africa and abroad;

(h)          to protect and promote the rule of law and accountability in the public interest by means of advocacy, engagement and co-operation with appropriate public and private bodies, and through litigation, after due consultation with the membership; and

(i)          to explore mechanisms for the widening of access to administrative justice.

The AdJASA Constitution can be downloaded here.