No one may be deprived of property except in terms of a law of general application and no law may permit arbitrary deprivation of property. This means that expropriation without compensation is not allowed, as has occurred in other countries in Africa, such as Zimbabwe.
Know Your Human Rights
The right to an environment that is not harmful to the health and well being of everyone is an important one in these times of global climate change and over-population of the planet. The Bill of Rights seeks to balance conservation with securing ecologically sustainable development and the use of natural resources, whilst also promoting […]
Unfair labour practices are forbidden and the labour laws of South Africa set out various rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in ensuring that fairness and equality are present in the workplace.
All citizens have the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely within the law regulating the workplace.
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence.
Nobody can be deprived of their citizenship.
Citizens have the right to form political parties; the participation in elections is guaranteed and every adult citizen has the right to vote.
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.