SASPEN brief

The SASPEN brief (ISSN 2412-6055) is a series of research and policy briefs published by the Southern African Social Protection Experts Network. SASPEN briefs document original research by SASPEN contributors, such as presentations made to SASPEN conferences, and are published in full name of the author(s). SASPEN briefs are no longer than 4 pages (2500 words) and elaborate on focused issues. Views expressed in SASPEN briefs are entirely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect common opinion within the SASPEN network. If you wish to contribute a SASPEN brief, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Longer and more cross-cutting SASPEN materials are published as SASPEN policy & research briefings.



SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies.

Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the need to finance social protection in Africa by tapping into resources generated from the extractive industries. Read the full brief “Africa’s opportunity to finance social protection: The role of revenues from extractive industries” here (pdf, 771kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Jonathan Tumwebaze from the Uganda Christian University Mukono explores the potentials of the Ugandan Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment for orphaned children. Read the full brief “Linking Social Assistance Grant (SAGE) and HIV + Orphaned for sustainable resultshere (pdf, 577kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Jairous J. Miti from University of Zambia asks whether Zambian social protection programmes are appropriate to the Zambian context and effective at reducing poverty. Read the full brief “Social Protection (Social Cash Transfer) in Zambia: The question of appropriatenesshere (pdf, 450kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Nikhil Treebhoohun, chairman of Oxford International Mauritius highlights the important role that social protection played for the economic success and structural transformation of Mauritius since the early 1970s. Read the full brief “Social Protection and Economic Transformation: The Case of Mauritiushere (pdf, 701kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Ndangwa Noyoo, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work at the University of Johannesburg, discusses ways to provide recipients of the South African Child Grant programme with better economic opportunities in light of his experience of working with the South African government. Read the full brief “Creating Sustainable Parthways for Beneficiaries of the Child Support Grant (CSG) in South Africahere (pdf, 399kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Olabanji Akinola of the University of Guelph, Ontario, debates pros and cons of conditional cash transfers in Africa and gives recommendations on how to best capitalise on their potentials. Read the full brief “Conditional Cash Transfers in Africa: Limitations and Potentialshere (pdf, 409kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Anna Wolkenhauer of the University of Bremen, Germany, argues that the current turn towards social protection provides a window of opportunity for rehabilitating states’ role in social and economic development in Southern Africa, drawing on evidence from Zambia. Read the full brief “Can Social Protection Bring Developmental States Back to Afrcia? Findings from Zambiahere (pdf, 407kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

Patrick Chanda of the University of Zambia discusses his study of women domestic workers in Zambia and the impact that social protection programmes can have for them. Read the full brief “Social Protection as an Approach to Addressing Poverty Among Women Domestic Workers in Zambiahere (pdf, 399kb) or click on the thumbnail below.

SASPEN Briefs: Social Protection for Migrants

In SASPEN brief 2/2015 to 5/2015, four presenters from the 2014 SASPEN conference on Social Protection for Migrants explore crucial angles.

Sally Peberdy of Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Johannesburg discusses social protection for “…informal sector cross border traders”. Read the brief here (pdf, 382kb).

Rodreck Mupedziswa, Professor of Social Work, at the University of Botswana, discusses the “The Experiences of Undocumented Zimbabwean Nationals Based in the United Kingdom” in relation to “Migration and Social Protection”. Read the brief here (pdf, 255kb).

Pamhidzai H. Bamu (independent researcher, Harare, Zimbabwe) discusses “The role and regulation of Informal cross-border couriers (bomalayisha) in the Zimbabwe-South Africa corridor”. Read the brief here (pdf, 459kb).

Nikhil Treebhoohun of Oxford International Mauritius presents and analyses the “Accelerated Programme for Economic Integration (APEI): Movement of Business People”. Read the brief here (pdf, 341kb).

Refilwe P. Sinkamba of the University of Botswana discusses “Migration and health care: The
case of HIV and AIDS in Botswana”. Read the brief here (pdf, 341kb).


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The SASPEN brief is a series of research and policy briefs published by the Southern African Social Protection Experts Network. SASPEN briefs document original research by SASPEN contributors, such as presentations made to SASPEN conferences, and are published in full name of the author(s). SASPEN briefs are no longer than 4 pages and elaborate on focused issues. Views expressed in SASPEN briefs are entirely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect common opinion within the SASPEN network. If you wish to contribute a SASPEN brief, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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SASPEN Brief – Patrick Taran: Extending Social Security to Migrants

In the first ever SASPEN brief 1/2015, Patrick Taran of Global Migration Policy Associates Geneva elaborates a roadmap for “Extending Social Security to Migrants in Southern Africa”. Read the brief here (pdf, 410kb).

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The SASPEN brief is a series of research and policy briefs published by the Southern African Social Protection Experts Network. SASPEN briefs document original research by SASPEN contributors, such as presentations made to SASPEN conferences, and are published in full name of the author(s). SASPEN briefs are no longer than 4 pages and elaborate on focused issues. Views expressed in SASPEN briefs are entirely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect common opinion within the SASPEN network. If you wish to contribute a SASPEN brief, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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