Citizens have the right to form political parties; the participation in elections is guaranteed and every adult citizen has the right to vote.
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As South Africans we are free to associate with whomever we please and choose.
Everyone has the right to peacefully gather, picket and petition without being armed.
This right gives everyone, including the press and media, the freedom of expression and allows for society to freely receive and impart information and ideas, as well as artistic creativity. Section 16 also provides for academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.
Everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.
The right to privacy includes the right not to be searched, to have possessions seized and/or the privacy of communication infringed.
Slavery, servitude and/or forced labour do not fit in with the notion of respect for human rights and therefore society is protected from ever having to engage in such activities.
Everyone has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right – (a) not to be deprived of freedom arbitrarily or without just cause; (b) not to be detained without trial; (c) to be freed from all forms of violence from both public and private sources (d) not to be tortured […]
The right to life, and with it, the abolition of the death penalty is a controversial right. While many people in South Africa may have preferred to see the practice of hanging serious offenders continued, the Constitutional Court ruled that this is a cruel and unusual punishment for crime. According to academic research the death […]
“Everyone has inherent human dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected”. In essence, human dignity relates to the right that every human should be treated with respect, regardless of race, gender, class etc., as per the various grounds noted in section 9 (3). This is not a right that has to […]