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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 ...
Legislative and judicial responses to informal settlements in South Africa : a silver bullet?
(Stellenbosch Law Review, 2012)
The growth of informal settlements or slums has been an issue of concern for many, with international initiatives increasingly focusing on informal settlements, particularly the need to improve the living conditions in ...
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. ...
Using international human rights law to promote constitutional rights: The (potential) role of the South African parliament
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2011)
Parliaments are guardians of human rights due to their role of representing the people in the management of public affairs. The activities of parliaments cover the entire spectrum of human rights and have an immediate ...
'Meaningful engagement' in the realisation of socio-economic rights : the South African experience
(Southern African Public Law, 2011)
One of the key concerns, evidenced from South Africa's socio-economic rights jurisprudence, that has impacted negatively on the realisation of socio-economic rights in the country, especially at grass roots level, has been ...
Delineating the content of the right to social security : CESCR general comment
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2008)
The right to social security is of crucial importance in protecting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society, especially those living in dire poverty. Social assistance is essential in ensuring that persons ...
Some thoughts on litigating the right to food in South Africa
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2009)
Today, over one billion people do not have access to sufficient food. This worldwide hunger crisis has led to food riots in over 30 countries. Food emergencies in the world stem from a multitude of problems, ranging from ...
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 ...
Giving effect to the right to adequate housing : the need for a coherent (national) policy on special needs housing : legislationtion and policy review
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2006)
According to the Centre for Housing Rights and Evictions (2006), the right to housing is one of the most widely violated human rights. Over a billion people worldwide have inadequate housing