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Engaging meaningfully with government on socio-economic rights : A focus on the right to housing
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
To make sure that service delivery is effective and has a positive impact on people’s quality of life, it is important to have meaningful engagement between communities and the government. South Africa’s Constitution makes ...
Taking those with special housing needs from the doldrums of neglect : a call for a comprehensive and coherent policy on special needs housing
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2007)
A growing awareness of the differentiation of need within the broad categorisation of the poor has led to an evolving focus on special needs or vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and the disabled. There is, therefore, ...
The right to have access to adequate housing
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2007)
T he right of access to adequate housing is important for the enjoyment of all human rights. A house is fundamental for human dignity and for physical and mental health, which are crucial for socio-economic development. ...
Implementation of Housing Rights in South Africa: Approaches and strategies
(Journal of Law and Social Policy, 2015)
Ensuring access to adequate housing, especially for the poor and disadvantaged in society, including those faced with evictions and displacement, continues to be a global challenge. The situation remains critical in South ...
Enforcing housing rights
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2009)
On 27 March 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) overturned a High Court judgment ordering the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (the municipality) to buy land which had been unlawfully occupied by about 76 families ...