The approach adopted in the first three editions has been retained, namely that administrative law is a specialised branch of constitutional law and that a sound knowledge of constitutional law and a thorough understanding of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 are prerequisites for an understanding of administrative law.
Part 1 deals with the founding principles of administrative law and just administrative action. Part 2 deals with the powers, duties and functions of the administrator. Part 3 deals with the control of administrative action. Part 4 deals with procedural issues surrounding the judicial review of administrative action. Part 5 deals with the remedies available to an aggrieved person who wishes to challenge the validity of administrative action and the orders which courts may make.