n Journal of South African Law / Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Realising the Right to Basic Education: The Role of Courts and Civil Society, Faranaaz Verieva - boekbesprekings

Volume 2020 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7747


The socio-economic rights’ guarantees contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, are unique among world constitutions. The South African right to basic education is no exception. Even among the socio-economic rights entrenched in the South African constitution, the right to basic education stands out as an exception. This is so because the right is not subject to the same proviso as the other socio-economic rights, which requires that the fulfilment of these rights are subject to “progressive realisation” by the state within the “state’s available resources” (2).

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