n Acta Juridica - Apples, oranges and comparative administrative law : practical steps

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1346
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2088



On 21 March 2005, Hugh Corder organised the fifth in a series of remarkable administrative law conferences that have been held over a period of 12 years. Each of the first four conferences was deliberately planned to influence the development of administrative law in South Africa and succeeded admirably in doing so. The first Breakwater conference, held in February 1993, following the fall of apartheid but before the finalisation of the interim Constitution, proposed a framework of principle for a new administrative law for a new South Africa, to be given a base in the coming Constitution. A second Breakwater conference, in 1996, took place just before the final Constitution was settled, with its somewhat different, but nevertheless important, protection for administrative justice. In 1999, participants in a third conference, in Leeds Castle in the United Kingdom, joined the project team of the South African Law Commission to consider the form that legislation to implement the constitutional requirements should take. In February 2001, almost exactly eight years after the first Breakwater conference, a fourth meeting, on Realising Administrative Justice, took stock of the progress that had been made and of that which was still to be done. All four of these conferences involved administrative lawyers from a range of other, mainly Commonwealth, countries, to assist South Africa to draw on existing international experience to fashion its own, distinctive, administrative law regime.

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