Booklet: Social Protection in Africa. Overview for policy-makers

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) in association with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have published a Booklet on Social Protection targeted at Policy makers. The Booklet was launched at the 12th Annual Meeting of African Academies of Science (AMASA), in Johannesburg in November 2016. … ———- Please continue reading

Leila Patel: Social Welfare and and Social Development

A new publication by SASPEN Advisory Council Member and Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) of the University of Johannesburg, Prof Leila Patel, titled “Social Welfare and Social Development” discusses social welfare practice in global and regional context. It addresses issues of poverty, unemployment and populations at … ———- Please continue reading

ILO paper (CSDA): Cash Transfers and Women Empowerment

Social protection plays a key role when it comes to gender equality and women’s empowerment and social protection floors. A recent ILO working paper by SASPEN activists Marianne Ulriksen and Sophie Plagerson (both CSDA) examines the relationship between cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and the empowerment of women in South Africa. The country study is … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN Workshop “Social Protection & Poverty Reduction” at ILERA World Congress 2015

September 7-11 the ILERA World Congress took place in Cape Town under the theme “The Changing World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection” with a full week’s programme concerning labour relations in six tracks, one of them social protection. At the Congress, SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung … ———- Please continue reading

CSDA looking for Associate Professor/Senior Researcher

The Center for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg is looking for an Associate Professor/ Senior Researcher (5 year contract). The center is dedicated to basic, applied and strategic researching social development and development welfare. See the full application form here. Deadline is very soon – 2015-08-02. Tweet

CSDA Annual Report 2014

The Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA) has released its Annual Report 2014 which can be found here (pdf, 4mb). One of the most active institutions in the SASPEN framework, the CSDA has 5 research programmes, all of which touch upon Social Protection. Regarding research programme #4, “Social Policy and … ———- Please continue reading

CSDA study: Link between social protection and political behaviour

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and Director Prof Leila Patel, both very active in SASPEN, in cooperation with the University of Johannesburg have recently published a report on the relationship between social protection and political behaviours and attitudes. The main goal of the study was “to provide … ———- Please continue reading