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Between availability and entitlement: The Constitution, Grootboom and the right to food

Volume: Volume 7(1) - 2003

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Brand, Danie

Danie Brand considers the application of certain of the principles enunciated in recent Constitutional Court jurisprudence on socio-economic rights to policies aimed at the realisation of the right to food. On the basis of a review of current policies, the author concludes that government's current response to food insecurity is potentially unconstitutional because it does not constitute a comprehensive response to the needs of a large number of people in South Africa.

The author suggests the introduction of a basic income grant, or the extension of existing social security grants, as possible ways to address the problem of food insecurity.

About the author/s

Danie Brand

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and Researcher, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

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