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2021 Social security review 2021: evolution of social security in South Africa: an agenda for action

Globally, South Africa, which recently celebrated twenty-five years of democracy, has been lauded for its extensive noncontributory social s...

2020 Democratic oversight: in the time of COVID-19 lockdown

When the COVID-19 lockdown came into force on 26 March 2020, concerns were expressed about the lawfulness of certain aspects of the governme...

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2014 Poverty and substantive equality in the courts

This chapter delineates the parameters of South Africa's socio-economic conditions before turning to an examination of the constitutional co...