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Muddying the waters: the Supreme Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Mazibuko case
(ESR Review, 2009)
On 25 March 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the Mazibuko case. The case was an appeal against the judgment of the Johannesburg High Court (now the South Gauteng High Court) of 30 April 2008, ...
Basic rights claims How responsive is ‘reasonableness review’?
(ESR Review, 2004)
South Africa’s 1996 Constitution (the Constitution) is widely renowned for its holistic, inclusive Bill of Rights. A particular innovation is its inclusion of a wide range of fully justiciable socio-economic rights. There ...
The courts and socio-economic rights: carving out a role
(ESR Review, 2002)
Although the jurisprudence on the socio-economic rights in the Bill of Rights is still in its infancy, the number of cases coming before the courts is gathering momentum. In particular, the Constitutional Court judgment ...
South Africa's evolving jurisprudence on socio-economic rights: An effective tool in challenging poverty
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2002)
The drafters of the Constitution clearly envisaged a far-reaching role for it in the transformation of post-apartheid society.' Among the key aims of the Constitution is to "improve the quality of life of all citizens and ...