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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. ...
Evictions in South Africa during 2014: An analytical narrative
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2015)
The South Africa Constitution and pertinent legislative frameworks recognise the right of access to housing. This right extends to people who live in informal settlements, where they erect shacks and other structures. These ...
Litigating socio-economic rights through amicus briefs Challenges and strategies
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2009)
The Constitution of South Africa (the Constitution) is characterised by its extensive commitment to socio-economic rights. The courts are mandated to translate these rights into enforceable legal claims, primarily by ...