oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Advancing the socio-economic rights of older persons in South Africa : leaping the implementation barriers of the Older Persons Act : conference paper

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



The Older Persons Act 13 of 2006 (OPA) has significant potential to make a positive impact on the socio-economic rights of older South Africans. With its regulations published only in April 2010 (Government Gazette No. 33075), however, implementation of the Act remains in its infancy. This paper calls for increased government and civil society awareness, commitment and coordination to bring the OPA to life.

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