oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Prescription and right to social security : case review

Volume 9 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



The Department of Welfare in the Eastern Cape province has become notorious for its maladministration of social grants. Several decisions of the South Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) and the Constitutional Court have criticised the department for wrongly and unlawfully cancelling social grants, delays in processing applications for these grants and reluctance to obey court orders.

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