Does SA government meet its constitutional obligation on socioeconomic rights?

SOURCE: Daily Maverick
OUTPUT TYPE: Newspaper article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Pienaar, N.Bohler-Muller, M.Cosser
KEYWORDS: BUDGET CHAMBER, GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE, GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY, SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11859
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15905
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15905

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Abstract

The question to be answered by Parliament when it scrutinises the government's Budget is whether the Budget Speech and the Budget Review meet the required standard that substantive regressions in the realisation of socioeconomic rights must be 'fully justified'. Resource constraints alone cannot justify inaction or regression when the full context of the Budget is relevant.