oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Basic rights vs basic needs : the socio-economic needs of older persons in relation to social and food security : conference paper

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



According to the South African Older Persons Charter (the Charter), which is due to be launched in 2011, the rights of older persons include the fundamental rights outlined in the Constitution of South Africa (the Constitution). These fundamental rights have to be protected and upheld in accordance with the Constitution, as well as United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution 46/91, which outlines principles for older persons that governments are encouraged to incorporate into their national programmes whenever possible.

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