oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Taking stock. The jurisprudence on children's socioeconomic rights and its implications for government policy : feature
Extracted from text ... 2 Taking stock The jurisprudence on children's socioeconomic rights and its implications for government policy Sandra Liebenberg The majority of children in South Africa live in families, households and communities that are hard hit by poverty. According to the 2003 United Nations Development Programme Report on South Africa, 48.5% of the population (21.9 million people) currently lives below the national poverty line (the equivalent in 2002 of R354 per month per adult). Children are part of a larger community living in poverty and the disadvantages they experience are largely the direct result of their parents, grandparents or other care-givers ..
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