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Advanced Administrative Law

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Start Date
15 July 2024

Apply By
21 June 2024

R 16, 400.00

Duration & Format
This is a semester-long course where participants attend evening lectures from 17:30 to 19:00 once a week during the period 15 July to 22 October 2024. Exams will take place on the 30 October 2024 to 26 November 2024

The Advanced Administrative Law postgraduate certificate course aims to give students an overview and understanding of administrative law in South Africa.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, it is expected of students to be able to formulate substantial legal opinions/arguments on important areas of South African administrative law as it is practised in the courts focusing on aspects of judicial review, and particularly on problematic or controversial areas that are currently receiving attention from the courts.

Course Content
The course consists of the following modules:

  • The relationship between the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, the Constitution and the common law
  • The definition of administrative action
  • The rights to lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair administrative action and to written reasons
  • Procedures and remedies

Target Audience
Administrative lawyers, government officials, public sector professionals, and legal advisors.

Application Process
A relevant Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Commerce in Law or Bachelor of Arts in Law or equivalent qualification is a prerequisite for admission to the postgraduate certificate courses; OR

Applicants with any other undergraduate qualifications must complete the bridging course Introduction to Law for Non- Lawyers or equivalent courses first as well as have relevant legal work experience in the specific legal field before they would be considered for other courses.

You will be required to submit a copy of your Bachelors Degree, academic record as well as a copy of your identity document or passport.

Kindly note that all foreign qualifications must be submitted with a SAQA Evaluation Letter.

Additional Information
One of the following certificates can be obtained: 

  • Certificate of Attendance: To obtain a certificate of attendance, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures. 
  • Certificate of Competence: To obtain a certificate of competence, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures and to complete the assessments as required in the course.

This postgraduate certificate course is accredited by the university in accordance with its statutory mandate.  It does not lead to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

Mahlatse Masemola Tel No: +27 11 717 8438; Email 
Ursula Dillner-Dangor Tel No: +27 11 717 8435; Email: