Black Sash Submission to South African Human Rights Commission

The Black Sash (as part of the National Working Group on Social Security) welcomes this opportunity to contribute to this enquiry on whether South Africa is reaching its Millennium Development Goals.

This oral submission sets out to examine whether our government has gone far enough to progressively realize the right to social security as outlined in our Constitution and as embraced by MDG 1: To Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger and to “Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 per day. Halve, between 1995 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger."

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