The author has great pleasure in presenting this book on understanding the rights to equality and social economic rights within the context of a transformative constitution and lessons drawn from South Africa that had emerged from apartheid to a modern democratic state. This book is useful both from practical and academic points of view, involving as it does the systematic application of the statutory and constitutional provisions and regional and international human rights instruments. Its utility is great in the domain of constitutional and human rights. It has great value in both domestic and international human rights study. It is hoped that the law students, Magistrates and judges will find the book interesting and useful so as to stimulate their thought for a better understanding of right to equality and social-economic and cultural rights.