oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Socio-economic rights and private law : the next frontier

Volume 8 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



When we think about enforcing socio-economic rights, our focus tends, justifiably, to be on the state. After all, according to South Africa's Constitution of 1996 (the Constitution), it is the state that must ""respect, protect, promote and fulfil"" socio-economic rights (section 7(2)) and ""take reasonable legislative and other measures"", within available resources, to achieve their progressive realisation (sections 26(2) and 27(2)).

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