Together we can make the necessary fundamental changes in the laws of this country to bring about and to deliver on land reform.
The right to housing requires adequate and available land, as well as appropriate services, such as the provision of water and disposal of sewage. This is not the case in many parts of the country. The people are unemployed and live in inadequate structures they call homes. Basic human rights mean nothing to them but remain an elite conversation in the ivory towers of this country. In many parts, the elderly and their children share accommodation, and up to 15 to 30 people are found in one room, sharing a single toilet.
Adequate housing can only be possible if the state expropriates land without compensation, for the benefit of the majority of the people. Black people often literally live on top of each other, with their toilets and the accumulating garbage presenting serious health hazards indeed.
Section 27 of the Constitution also enshrines the right to social security, food and water but one in four people in South Africa goes to bed hungry every night. The people are jobless, landless and hopeless. Section 29 states that everyone has the right to a basic education, including adult basic education. [Time expired.]