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ESCR-Net Member, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI), contributed a to the Good Governance Learning Network (GGLN)’s annual report, Navigating...

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The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), recently published a report on BRICS, an acronym for a political/...

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On 28 and 29 June 2017, the Dullah Omar Institute, with the help of funding from the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), hosted a...

Constitutional Court case focused on judicial oversight of debt recovery practices in South Africa

The applicants were low-income workers who had obtained small loans from a loan company. When they later became unable to keep up with loan repayments, the company demanded that they sign further documents which resulted in default judgments and emoluments attachment orders (EAOs) being obtained by credit providers, from clerks of magistrates’ courts located far away from where the applicants reside and work, making it very difficult to oppose these orders.

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) published the results of a research on the relationship between a person’s...

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High Court case

In 2012, seeking to standardize education nationwide, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) began the three-year rollout of a new curriculum which entailed staggered introduction of new textbooks. Despite the successful rollout in other provinces, in Limpopo the Provincial Government was unable to deliver textbooks to all learners by the start of the 2012 school year.