Zille: Life Esidimeni arbitration a game-changer for 'hamstrung' provincial govt

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the recent arbitration handed down in the Life Esidimeni has far reaching implications for provincial government across the country.

Read: Moseneke orders govt to pay R 1.2 million to Life Esidimeni families

Zille explains that there are often practical challenges to government's duty to deliver on some Constitutional rights.

She describes the structural and financial constraints which hamper provincial government from providing proper education.

The award opens the door to class action suits for constitutional rights.

Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier

It means that we as government, who are responsible for delivering constitutional rights, must look at the rights and do our best to achieve them.

Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier

Some rights are defined a 'progressively realised' in the Constitution, as government gets more money.

Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier

Take a listen to her explain some of the constraints to delivering essential services:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Zille: Life Esidimeni arbitration a game-changer for 'hamstrung' provincial govt


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