Botswana: Mineral Wealth, Social Transfers and Taxation

In a new paper in the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, SASPEN Advisory Council member Dr Marianne Ulriksen examines the relationship between mineral wealth and redistribution in Botswana, analyzing social transfers and taxation. The first 50 people to access the article will be able to download the paper for free and … ———- Please continue reading

UCT CSSR: Social Policy in the Global South

In a series of new working papers the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) of the University of Cape Town explores welfare reform and social policy in countries across the Global South, particularly Southern Africa and other African countries. The series includes following titles: Tweet

ILERA Africa 7th Regional Congress 2014 – Presentations available

The documents and presentations of the 7th ILERA Africa Regional Congress, held three weeks ago in Gaborone, are now available online. The Congress covered the themes of social protection for persons working informally, employment relations in the public sectors, and protection for migrant workers. Tweet

Comparing Apples with Oranges – New blog entry on SASPEN INSIGHTS!

A new SASPEN INSIGHTS Blog is out! In ‘Comparing oranges with apples’, Marianne Ulriksen (University of Johannesburg), discusses the World Bank’s 2014 report ‘Poverty and Investing in People: The New Role of Safety Nets in Africa”. She cautions about its data basis and comparisons, for data can only be useful … ———- Please continue reading

ILO Workshop on Maternity Protection

The ILO has been implementing programmes to deliver maternity protection to low income women in Southern Africa in currently four countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia, thereby addressing one of the most challenging and appalling social protection needs in the SADC. On December 4-5, 2013, ILO conducted a tripartite workshop … ———- Please continue reading