socioeconomic rights

 
On the power of language
On the power of language
‘Language exerts hidden power.” What exactly did US writer Rita Mae Brown have in mind when she uttered these words? We may never know but...
All our rights should be for all our people
All our rights should be for all our people
South Africa has come a long way since 1994 as far as civil liberties are concerned. 
​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored
​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored
OPINIONIn a small room in the Labour Court in Randburg, Johannesburg, a civil rights group secured a crucial land rights victory for about...
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
By the time most learners in poor schools reach the end of grade 3, the chances of them achieving a good matric pass is unlikely. It’s the...
New South African identity must emerge
New South African identity must emerge
Last week, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation sponsored a conference focusing on the first 20 years of the Constitution. Many of the significant...
Politicians and pastors preach a false gospel
Politicians and pastors preach a false gospel
The French existentialist philosopher and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre pointed to the dilemma of God and belief. “That God does not exist, I cannot...
Know your rights, says new government programme
Know your rights, says new government programme
Service delivery, education, housing and health are to be the key areas of a new programme launched by the department of justice and constitutional development and the Foundation for Human Rights, with funding from the European Union....
Soapbox: Only ANC can drive socioeconomic transformation
Soapbox: Only ANC can drive socioeconomic transformation
The 2014 election campaign is drawing to a close. For the past several months,...
We need a new social contract to bridge divisions of labour and living
We need a new social contract to bridge divisions of labour and living
We are failing to meeting this challenge, and will continue to fail until there is a social contract involving government and all spheres of civil...

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