Poverty and substantive equality in the courts

SOURCE: State of the Nation 2014: South Africa 1994-2014: a twenty-year review
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Dugard, N.Bohler-Muller
SOURCE EDITOR(S): T.Meyiwa, M.Nkondo, M.Chitiga-Mabugu, M.Sithole, F.Nyamnjoh
KEYWORDS: EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, POVERTY, SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTITUTION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8168

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Abstract

This chapter delineates the parameters of South Africa's socio-economic conditions before turning to an examination of the constitutional court's jurisprudence, first, on socio-economic rights, and second on the substantive equality, especially related to gender.