Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights

This keynote lecture from Chief Justice Pius Langa, Chief Justice of South Africa, opened our two-day workshop on Adjudicating Socio-Economic Rights, and addressed the relationship between the entrenchment and enforceability of socio-economic rights in South Africa.
 
Chief Justice Langa argued that the Constitution is best understood as a manifesto for positive transformation towards an equal society.