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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 2 - Bill of Rights

27. Health care, food, water and social security

 

 

1) Everyone has the right to have access to
a) health care services, including reproductive health care;
b) sufficient food and water; and
c) social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance.

 

2) The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.

 

3) No one may be refused emergency medical treatment.