n Law, Democracy & Development - Editorial
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||VII - XIV|
Once again, socio-economic rights are centre-stage in this issue of Law, Democracy and Development. This should not be seen as coincidental. The fact that the same theme has dominated four of LDD's last five issues reflects the crucial importance of the area encompassed by these rights at the present stage in South Africa's transition. Not to put too fine a point on it: social inequality in our country embodies a crisis of national proportions. No society can hope for enduring stability, let alone growth. if large numbers of its citizens are consigned to poverty and illiteracy while a small minority enjoy extremes of wealth.
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