n Law, Democracy & Development - Editorial




Once again, socio-economic rights are centre-stage in this issue of This should not be seen as coincidental. The fact that the same theme has dominated four of '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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