Administrative Law and Legal Representation in South Africa
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Administrative Law and Legal Representation in South Africa

Explore the branch of law that governs the administration of justice by government officials, as well as the roles of legal advice and representation attorneys and advocates in South Africa. Learn about the legal aid system available in the country.

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What are the factors that determine the effectiveness of law?

Institutions, procedures, and mechanisms to settle disputes.

Which institution primarily resolves legal disputes?

The judiciary.

What are the alternative dispute mechanisms mentioned in the legal system?

Mediation and arbitration.

Who is the primary law-making authority in South Africa?

<p>Parliament.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the supreme law that binds Parliament in South Africa?

<p>The Constitution.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which organs of the legal system are responsible for law-making?

<p>Legislative organs.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What branch of law concerns the administration of justice by the State's organs and officials?

<p>Administrative law</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do legal advice and representation attorneys specialize in providing?

<p>Legal advice</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what situations does legal aid provide consultation and representation at no charge or subsidized rates?

<p>For financially needy clients</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one factor that determines the effectiveness of law according to the text?

<p>Public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the law</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why should laws be clear and unambiguous according to the text?

<p>To be applied effectively</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should lawmakers avoid in order to maintain consistency in the law?

<p>Contradiction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of law in regulating relationships?

<p>To define orderly conduct</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does law regulate state conduct?

<p>By defining functions and powers of government organs and officials</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one way that law protects itself?

<p>By requiring a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a conflict resolution mechanism in law?

<p>Referring conflicts to the decision of a magistrate or judge</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does law ensure accountability of government officials?

<p>By dictating procedures for the exercise of their powers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Give an example of how law protects the legal system itself.

<p>Contempt of court and perjury</p> Signup and view all the answers

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