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Social protection and social grants

Lone Mothers Policy Brief 1
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

Dignity is a foundational value in South Africa’s Constitution and is also experienced as a psycho-social phenomenon. Dimensions of dignity were explored with almost two hundred low income female caregivers and the impact of poverty on dignity was examined. Dignity is experienced in many...

by Haroon Bhorat, Aalia Cassim in 2014

This blog looks at South Africa's extensive and progressively targeted social security system. But is the scheme genuinely contributing to declining levels of poverty and inequality in the country? And what of the concerns that grants and social assistance is an aggravating cause of the...

by George Hull, Cape Times in 2014

This article explores the concept of equality and what holds society back from achieving equality, especially in South Africa. The opposite of an equal society is a stratified society: a society of ranks, in which individuals occupy places in a hierarchy – of class, gender, caste or race – and...

by Nicholas Mathers, Rachel Slater in 2014

This review paper examines the evidence of the impacts of social protection on growth at macro (national), meso (community or local regional) and micro (individual or household) level and through direct and indirect channels.

Existing evidence suggests that social protection is an...

by Cally Ardington , Clare Hofmeyr in 2014

It is likely that high youth unemployment in rural areas is caused at least partly by the inability of young people to search for jobs in an effective manner. Given that relatively few jobs are available in rural areas, looking for a job implies travelling to other areas (e.g. urban areas). This...

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