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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others Cases (S Afr)

South Africa [za]

Francois Venter

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2019

Public interest — Ombudsman — Individual complaints procedures — Standing (locus standi)

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The Public Protector is the South African equivalent of a national ombudsman . The office is, however, entrusted with extraordinarily wide powers to ‘take appropriate remedial action’ following an investigation into the conduct of any organ of state. Only court decisions are excluded from this jurisdiction. The power to direct the remedial action to be taken, even at the highest levels of authority, is a relatively new development in public advocacy and of particular interest in newly established constitutional democracies. The Public Protector has been proven...
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