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Federal arrangements as a peacemaking device during South Africa's transition to democracy
(Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2001-01-01)
This article examines how federal arrangements were used during South Africa's transition to democracy to deal with the conflict posed by two important ethnic-based groupings: right-wing Afrikaners and Zulu nationalists. ...
The Constitutional Court of South Africa: Reinforcing an hourglass system of multi-level government
(University of Toronto Press, 2017)
“The supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law” are two foundational values of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution (s. 1(c)). An independent judiciary is thus set to play a major role in interpreting and enforcing ...
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. ...
Confronting the problem of polycentricity in enforcing the socioeconomic rights in the South African Constitution
(SA Publiekreg = SA Public Law, 2008)
The judicial enforcement of the socio-economic rights contained in the South African Constitution (Constitution) has not been without controversy when compared to the judicial enforcement of civil and political rights. ...
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 ...