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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 ...
'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 ...
African Commission reaffirms protection of socio-economic rights in the African Charter
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
In July 2010, the ruling of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) in relation to communications 279/03 and 296/05 was made public, the decision having been adopted in May 2009. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
An appraisal of international law mechanisms for litigating socio-economic rights, with a particular focus on the optional protocol to the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and the African Commission and Court
(Stellenbosch Law Review, 2011)
Litigation of socio-economic rights at international level is a viable option where access to justice at the national level is unattainable. International law mechanisms for litigating these rights are therefore useful for ...
'Jumping the queue', waiting lists and other myths : perceptions and practice around housing demand and allocation in South Africa
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2014)
On 13 and 18 June 2014, the Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, held roundtable discussions in Cape Town and Johannesburg on housing demand and allocation in South Africa.