n Law, Democracy & Development - South Africa's evolving jurisprudence on socio-economic rights : an effective tool in challenging poverty

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



The drafters of the Constitution clearly envisaged a far-reaching role for it in the transformation of post-apartheid society. Among the key aims of the Constitution is to "improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person". This constitutional concern with the socio-economic well being of people is especially evident in the entrenchment of a wide range of justifiable socio-economic rights in the Bill of Rights.

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