Section 35 of the Bill of Rights sets out that the rights of those who have been arrested, detained and/or accused and the person in this situation has the right to have all information provided to him/her in a language that he/she understands. Any evidence obtained via a violation of rights will be excluded from […]
Know Your Human Rights
Everyone has the right to have disputes resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing in a court or another independent and impartial forum.
All administrative action must be lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair and if an individual feels his/her rights have been adversely affected by administrative action of some kind they have the right to be given written reasons for such.
Everyone has the right to access information whether held by the state or another individual, provided such information is required for the exercising of protection of a (any) right.
Nobody can be denied the right to enjoy their culture, practice their religion and/or use their language.
People are free to use the language of choice and participate in a cultural life of their choice, provided that such choice is not inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution.
Everyone has the right to basic education, adult and child alike, in the language of their choice in public educational institutions. Considerations of reasonable practicability play a role in the implementation of language rights in education. This right, set our under section 29 of the Constitution, reads as follows: 29. (1) Everyone has the right – […]
The rights of children are especially acknowledged in the Bill of Rights and every child has the right to family or parental care, basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services. The best interests of the child are of paramount importance in all matters concerning the child.
HEALTH CARE, FOOD, WATER AND SOCIAL SECURITY Everyone has the right to health care services, for all their health care needs including reproduction. The citizens of South Africa also have a right to sufficient food and water, along with social security if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents. This section of the […]
Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing and it is the duty of the state to achieve progressive realisation of this right.