Legislation related to older persons

Please click the links below to access The Older Person’s Act of 2006, and other relevant documents outlining the laws and plans of action in place to safeguard the rights of elders.

Older Person’s Act of 2006

South African Older Persons’ Charter

SA Plan of Action on Ageing (Madrid 2002)

SA response to the Human Rights Implications of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA)

World Health Organisation Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030)

SASSA Old Age Grant – who qualifies and how to apply