General Budget Advocacy
2019 Budget not serious about addressing Gender Based Violence This submission focuses on analysing the budget in relation to combating Genderbased Violence (GBV) and femicide. Unfortunately, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncements in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) just two weeks ago, there is no evidence in the budget delivered by Minister Tito Mboweni on 20 February 2019 that government is serious about ending Gender Based Violence in this country. If government is serious about ending Gender Based Violence, it did not come through in the budget.
- AUSTERITY IN THE MIDST OF INEQUALITY THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS
This factsheet examines the enjoyment of economic and social rights in South Africa, ahead of the country’s first appearance before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in October 2018. Specifically, it uses indicators based on national and international data sources to explore whether the South African government is fulfilling its obligations under Article 2(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to take steps to progressively realise these rights using the “maximum of its available resources.”