n Journal of Public Administration - Editorial

Volume 38, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The , 1996 (Act 108 of 1996), is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive and also one of the most liberal democratic constitutions currently in operation. South African citizens have embraced the Bill of Rights as the cornerstone of their democratic rights. Linked to this is the clear requirement of public accountability contained in the Constitution, 1996. Therefore, one could expect that citizens, whether they act in their capacity as private individuals; officials in one of the spheres of government; employees in the private sector; political office-bearers; or members of voluntary organizations, are entitled to the protection provided by the Constitution.

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