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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 4, Issue 1, 2003
Volume 4, Issue 1, 2003
Author Sandra LiebenbergSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 4 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Sandra Liebenberg W elcome to the first edition of ESR Re- view for 2003. We are plan- ning to produce four editions this year. In this issue David Bilchitz critiques the Constitutional Court?s jurisprudence on socio-economic rights for failing to endorse the concept of minimum core obliga- tions. He argues why this concept is important to South Africa?s evolving jurisprudence on socio-economic rights. Facilitating access to housing finance is an important mechanism for advancing access to adequate housing. Collette Herzenberg evaluates the strengths and weak- nesses of the Community Reinvest- ment (Housing) Bill in terms of its potential ..
Author David BilchitzSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 4, pp 2 –4 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 4 No 1 2 ISSN: 1684-260X A publication of the Community Law Centre (University of the Western Cape) Editors for this edition Sandra Liebenberg, Sibonile Khoza Contact the Socio-Economic Rights Project: Address Community Law Centre University of the Western Cape New Social Sciences Building Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535 Tel (021) 959-2950; Fax (021) 959-2411 Internet www.communitylawcentre.org.za Project staff Sandra Liebenberg E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sibonile Khoza E-mail: email@example.com Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Marlize Davids E-mail: email@example.com ESR Review ESR Review is produced by the Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre. The Centre receives ..
The Community Reinvestment Bill : will it help to realize the right to adequate housing? : legislation and policyAuthor Collette HerzenbergSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 4, pp 4 –7 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... The Community Reinvestment Bill Will it help to realise the right to adequate housing? Collette Herzenberg S outh Africa faces an enor- mous challenge of poverty, inequality and homelessness. A large proportion of our popula- tion lives in poor socio-economic conditions, with inadequate housing and without the financial resources to improve their existing housing. Low- and medium-income earners face financial exclusions by the finance sector due to their eco- nomic status and to the areas in which they live. First, they do not enjoy access to affordable credit and adequate banking facilities, particularly in townships and rural areas. Second, ..
Author Mark HeywoodSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 4, pp 7 –10 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Contempt or compliance? The TAC case after the Constitutional Court judgment Mark Heywood O ne of the poster displays celebrating the Constitu- tion at the Old Fort on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg shows a picture of a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) volunteer, marching to the Constitutional Court on May 2 nd 2002, carrying a poster proclaiming ?Stand Up for Your Rights!? The outcome of the legal process in the TAC case is now history. But the question remains: was the TAC right to stand up for its rights before the judiciary? Have the national and provincial govern- ments complied ..
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 4, pp 11 –12 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 4 No 1 11 Research series - 2002 D uring 2002, the Socio- Economic Rights Project produced two booklets featuring research papers written by project staff. Research series 1: Obligations of non-state actors in relation to social, economic and cultural rights under the South African Constitution by Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa Non-state actors have come to occupy central positions in the provision of key services and goods essential for an individual?s day-to- day life. These include the privatisa- tion of municipal services, the role of banks in ensuring finance for ad- equate housing and the role ..