n Law, Democracy & Development - The implication of socio-economic rights jurisprudence for government planning and budgeting : the case of children's socio-economic rights

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



Given the entrenchment of socio-economic rights in South Africa's constitution, jurisprudential development and discussions on government's obligations with regard to the realisation of socio-economic rights should provide important guidance to the development of social policy. In particular the budget process, as a key instrument of government planning and implementation, should involve the active application of evolving interpretations of government's socio-economic rights obligations.

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