Republic of South Africa - Older Persons Act, 2006
To deal effectively with the plight of older persons by establishing a framework
aimed at the empowerment and protection of older persons and at the promotion
and maintenance of their status, rights, well-being, safety and security; and to
provide for matters connected therewith.
This is a useful document issued by the Human Rights Commission which pertains to the rights of Older Persons in South Africa
- In South Africa, there are approximately 5 million Older Persons over the age of 60.
- 76% of these humans live below the lower bound poverty line
- 70% are dependent on the Public Health Care system