n Law, Democracy & Development - Incomplete ruptures : the political economy of realising socio-economic rights in South Africa

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



The South African Constitution has been hailed as one of the best statements of comprehensive citizenship rights in a participatory, pluralist democratic framework. Numerous policies and legislation have been developed that purport to give effect to the Constitutional obligations. Yet, eight years down the track of reconstruction and development, it is unclear how effective policy practices have been in implementing the laudable national development objectives embedded in the Constitution.

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