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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012
Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 13 (2012)More Less
This is the second issue of the ESR Review for 2012. It comes at an historic moment and time in August when South Africa celebrates women for their struggle for freedom and a better life for all. It is the month when South Africans of all walks of life reflect on the strides and gains made by women since the fateful day on 9 August 1956 when they marched to the Union Buildings to protest against apartheid.
Monitoring state performance : South Africa's scores on the Social and Economic Rights Fulfilment Index : featureSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 13, pp 3 –6 (2012)More Less
Debate on the right to food in South Africa : entitlements, endowments and the role of economic and social policy : eventAuthor Sakiko Fukuda-ParrSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 13, pp 6 –11 (2012)More Less
Paradox of the right to food in South Africa
South Africa has strong constitutional guarantees and legal frameworks for the right to food. It is one of just 20 countries in the world with constitutions that recognise the right to food and of these, it is one of only two with provisions that are justiciable.
Interview with the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona : interviewAuthor Ebenezer DurojayeSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 13, pp 12 –15 (2012)More Less
Could you tell us more about the nature of your mandate?
My role is part of one of the so-called 'United Nations special procedures'. Special procedures is the general name given to the mechanisms established by the Commission on Human Rights and assumed by the Human Rights Council to address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special procedures are human rights monitoring mechanisms endorsed to individual experts called 'Special Rapporteurs', 'Independent Experts' or 'Working Groups', whose common mandate is the investigation and reporting of human rights situations either in a specific territory (country mandates) or with regard to a phenomenon of violations (thematic mandates).
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In acknowledgment of the value of domestic workers in South Africa, 26 July 2012 was marked as the National Domestic Workers' Day. Domestic workers the world over are some of the most important members of society, who work tirelessly to ensure that families are able to optimally exploit their potential by providing vital support and assistance with their domestic chores. Unfortunately, they remain the most unacknowledged workers and often earn meagre wages that can hardly sustain their own livelihoods.
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 13, pp 17 –18 (2012)More Less