oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - A right to free basic education for all?

Volume 3 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... 26 ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 education guaranteed in the Constitu- tion is education until grade nine or until a learner reaches 15. International human rights treaties to which South Africa is a party ? such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on Human and Peoples? Rights ? suggest states have a duty to make primary education compulsory and free of charge. This is also an obligation under the International Covenant on Eco- nomic, Social and Cultural Rights, which has been signed, but not ratified, by South Africa. Compulsory, but not ..

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