Volume: Volume 18 - 2014
Article type: Refereed article
Author/s: Stewart, Linda
This article seeks to illustrate the disjunction between the lived realities of marginalised, displaced and impoverished collective bodies in the neo-colonial South African nation state and the language, politics and practices of human or constitutional rights that represent them.
The article commences with a discussion of the relationship between neo-liberal capitalism, complex legal organisation and the rising number of social protests in South Africa. It focuses on the shack settlements on the edges of South African cities.