oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Socio-economic rights and the process of privatising basic municipal services under the Municipal Systems Act : the Municipal Systems Act
Extracted from text ... 7 Socio-economic rights and the process of privatising basic municipal services under the Municipal Systems Act Nico Steytler The socio-economic rights in the South African Bill of Rights bind all organs of state, including municipalities. These rights also impose positive obligations. Through the delivery of basic services municipalities fulfil some of these obligations. Indeed, the very purpose of municipalities is to be 'developmental' - advancing the living conditions of their communities by providing basic services. Municipalities have a broad discretion on how basic municipal services are delivered, including through privatisation. While the latter is not in and of itself ..
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