Volume: Volume 8(2) - 2004
Article type: Editorial
Social inequality in South Africa embodies a crisis of national proportions. No society can hope for enduring stability, let alone growth, if large numbers of its citizens are consigned to poverty and iliteracy while a small minority enjoy extremes of wealth. It is no longer simply a racial dichotomy; the Gini coefficient is at its highest within the African population group.
The articles in this special collection focus on various socio-economic rights in innovative ways, suggesting devices for the (re)interpretation of the rights and duties in question as well as institutional reforms aimed at enhancing their effect.Click to view and download article