n South African Law Journal - Executive disregard of court orders : enforcing judgments against the state

Volume 123, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



This contribution deals with the worrying tendency of various organs of the executive branch of the state to ignore court orders. It analyses the provisions of the State Liability Act 20 of 1957, considers its constitutionality and discusses its proper scope of application. Appropriate mechanisms to enforce judgment debts against the state are also discussed.

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