Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Regte / Law
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Regte / Law
R 518Jy spaar R 57
As an edifice to the impact of law in modern society, each essay systematically analyses the massive overhaul of the former oppressive laws by pro-active legislation and the consequent interpretation of those laws by an active judicial branch aided by the values entrenched in the constitution. The sub-themes dictate a wide-ranging coverage of areas of present-day legal developments. Accordingly, the title commences with a discussion on the enforcement of socio-economic rights in the Bill of rights. It focuses on the controversies surrounding the provision by government of the drug, Nevirapine, to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. The title then examines legal responses to the problems faced by children in light of the fact that the constitution has elevated the rights of the child to a fundamental right. One area of controversy and persistent wrangling that will not go away in a hurry is the 'land question' which fittingly elicits discussion in the book. Other fundamental rights issues discussed in this title include the recent protection of the environment through the law, the reform of the outdated social security system and the right to fair administrative action. Changes brought about by the constitution are not solely confined to the areas of public law. They similarly affect other branches of the law through the horizontal application of the Bill of rights, hence the discussions in the book on vital topics in mercantile, company and labour law.