oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The government's budgeting for childrens' right to social assistance
|Article Title||The government's budgeting for childrens' right to social assistance|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||8 - 11|
Extracted from text ... The government's budgeting for childrens' right to social assistance Lerato Kgamphe The much-anticipated budget speech of 2004 broadly spoke to the duty of the State to meet the basic needs of all South Africans. When presenting this speech in Parliament, the Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, spoke about the need to progressively extend the social security system, ""with a focus particularly on the needs of children who cannot be expected to provide for themselves"". While South Africa celebrates ten years of democracy, poverty remains one of the biggest challenges for the government. The need to ..
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