oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Extending access to social assistance to permanent residents : case review 1

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... ESR Review vol 5 no 3 9 Extending access to social assistance to permanent residents Julia Sloth-Nielsen The Khosa/Mahlaule case involved a constitutional challenge to certain provisions of the Social Assistance Act 59 of 1992 and the Welfare Laws Amendment Act 106 of 1997, including provisions of the latter Act that had not yet been brought into force. These provisions restricted access to social assistance to South African citizens only. The practical effect was that permanent residents - aged persons and children who would otherwise have qualified for social assistance but for the requirement of citizenship - were excluded. ..

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