Human Rights In South Africa Essay

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Our Constitution does not ensure that democracy and human rights exists for all, in equal measure, in South Africa. A Constitution is defined as a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. The two most imperative being human rights which is defined as rights believed to belong to every person and democracy which is defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. This stance is due to the violation of democratic and human rights on a daily basis as a result of corruption, lack of adequate education and the deteriorated health care service
The Bill of Rights in South Africa (Chapter 2 of the Constitution) includes the right to Just Administration which means that actions taken by the government or government departments must be
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There was then a secret ballot arranged due to the many signed petitions in favour of a vote of no confidence.
Yet the Constitutions doesn’t ensure that democracy and human rights exists for all, in equal measure, in South Africa as there is no accountability measure put in place or mentioned in the Constitution for one’s wrongdoings, especially for people who hold great positions of power for instance Jacob Zuma has 783 charges of corruption, fraud and money-laundering but he has not been prosecuted and isn’t in jail either, to ensure that everyone abides by/to the Constitution.
In conclusion, our Constitution does not ensure that democracy and human rights exists for all, in equal measure, in South Africa which is displayed by the daily violation of democratic and human rights due to corruption, absence of satisfactory/suitable education and the worsened healthcare

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