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Editorial 2004 (2)

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.

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