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Social protection and social grants

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by Gemma Wright, David Neves, Phakama Ntshongwana, Michael Noble in 2015

Many women interact with the South African social security system in relation to the Child Support Grant (CSG), which is social assistance payable for children living with low-income caregivers. This paper explores women’s accounts of how the CSG serves to protect and respect dignity, a...

by Moisés Balestro, Sérgio Schneider in 2015

This paper has a two-fold purpose. One is to introduce and shed light on the phenomenon of financialization in agribusiness. Another is to present some empirical evidence from Brazil, especially due to the fact that the country is one of the most important emerging countries in agriculture and...

by Tom Lavers in 2015

Research on the politics of social policy in Europe, the US, Latin America and East Asia has already provided a wide range of answers—highlighting, for example, the importance of the political mobilisation of the left, the structure of political institutions, the degree of ethnic diversity and...

by South Africa: The Good News in 2015

The UCT Unilever institute has done a great deal of research on what they call the Survivors in SA, people who live in households earning less than R6000 per month. According to them, this equates to 10 million households or 70% of the population. On average, these households earn less than...

by Haroon Bhorat , Morne Oosthuizen in 2015

According to the authors of this paper, economic growth alone is insufficient when inequality levels are high. Indeed, inequality can neutralize the gains made from growth. This concern is particularly pertinent in South Africa, where colonial conquest and apartheid resulted in large benefits to...

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