oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Land redistribution : neglecting the urban and rural poor

Volume 3 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 15 T he property clause in the South African Bill of Rights explicitly provides for the redistribution of land in South Africa. Section 25(5) places a positive duty on the state to take ?reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to foster conditions which enable citizens to gain access to land on an equitable basis?. These provisions are a direct response to the history of racial discrimination and forced disposses- sion that denied ownership of land and security of tenure to the majority of the population. The legacy of widespread ..

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