n South African Journal on Human Rights - Health & Democracy : A Guide to Human Rights, Health Law and Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa, Adila Hassim, Mark Heywood & Jonathan Berger (Eds) : book review

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



Section 27(1) of the constitution provides that everyone has the right 'to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care'. In post-apartheid South Africa, access to health care is a basic human right - a principle that was not accepted in the past, and is indeed still not accepted in many other countries. despite this crucial development in our law, the health status of South Africans continues progressively to worsen and decline.

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