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Social protection and social grants

by Andrew Donaldson, Econ 3x3 in 2014

While the NDP emphasises many development priorities and redistributive interventions, it provides little guidance on their relative effectiveness, the appropriate scale and their likely impact on either growth or distribution. In South Africa nearly everybody already has access to education and...

by Crystal Orderson, Africa Report in 2014

South Africa's social grant system, seen as the government's most direct means of combating poverty, is one of the one of the most expansive of its kind in Africa and the developing world. According to South Africa's National Treasury, the number of the country's social grant beneficiaries...

by Natasha Vally in 2014

This paper moves through some of the key policy events in the genesis of South Africa’s social assistance programs from the end of apartheid and the structural and intellectual influences that shaped them. The highlighting of these events serves to show continuities in the logic of state policy...

Annual Report 2013
by Rebecca Pointer in 2014

Our work in 2013 stems from the conviction that sensible and just social policies need to be based, not only on the interests of global corporations, but on the insights and analyses that can arise out of high-quality social science research. Such research often complicates the simple stories...

Lone Mothers Working Paper 3
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

The purpose of this themed working paper is to explore social security for lone mothers in South Africa in a number of different ways. The paper draws from material emerging from 30 focus groups which were undertaken in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape provinces in South Africa.1 Section 1...

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