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19 Law Democracy & Dev. 1 (2015)

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In the face of

judicial deference:

Taking the
minimum core of


socio-economic

rights to the local

government sphere



OLIVER FUO
Post-doctoral  Fellow    in   Local
Government Studies, Faculty of Law,
North-West University, Potchefstroom
Campus, South Africa

ANtL DU PLESSIS
Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law,
North-West University, Potchefstroom
Campus, South Africa


1 INTRODUCTION

The Constitution of the Republic of
South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution) is
transformative as it is committed to
correcting the injustices of the country's
past and to establishing a society based
on democratic values, social justice and
human rights.' The Bill of Rights in the
Constitution guarantees a variety of
human rights as one of the mechanisms
for   realising the   transformative
objectives of the Constitution.2 These

I See the Preamble to the the Constitution.
2 See, inter alia, Brand D Introduction to socio-
economic rights in the  South African
Constitution in Brand D & Heyns C (eds) Socio-
economic rights in South Africa (Pretoria:
Pretoria University Law Press 2005) at 12-20.


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