oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Editorial



Fighting poverty remains at the centre of the South African government's focus. This was highlighted by President Jacob Zuma in his first state of the nation address to Parliament on 3 June 2009. The provision of social services, health care and education is another key priority of the new government. In addition, as part of social infrastructure development, the government has committed itself to providing 'suitably located and affordable housing and decent human settlements'. In addition, ensuring equal access to housing for all is crucial.


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