INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC – SASPEN Annual Conference 2017

The SASPEN Annual International Conference 2017 themed Inclusion, Integration and Transformation: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in the SADC took place at Protea Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on May 3-4, 2017. The following were the conference sub-themes: Social Protection Programmes for Persons with Disabilities; Mainstreaming Disability in Social Protection Policy; and … ———- Please continue reading

INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC – SASPEN Annual Conference 2017

The SASPEN Annual International Conference 2017 themed Inclusion, Integration and Transformation: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in the SADC took place at Protea Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on May 3-4, 2017. Learn more about the 2017 conference presenters in this Handbook. To download the full conference programme, click here.   Tweet

Pick a Conference Theme – Opportunity for Network Members

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zambia have been organizing the SASPEN Annual International Conferences on Social Protection in the SADC on different topical issues. The Annual SASPEN Conferences have become much sought after events attracting participation beyond the continent. The conferences bring together … ———- Please continue reading

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

Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030: Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC – International Conference 2016

Tweet Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030: Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC FES & SASPEN International Conference, 18-19 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa OPENING SPEECH by Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare in Namibia, Hon. Bishop Emeritus Zephania Kameeta, MP: Social Justice, Solidarity and Development: The Role of Social … ———- Please continue reading

#SASPEN2016: Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 – Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC – International Conference

Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030: Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC FES & SASPEN International Conference, 18-19 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa   Click here for the conference programme. The SASPEN Annual conference 2016 was held under the theme “Comprehensive Social Protection” in the SADC, with three sub-themes, which were: Comprehensive Social Protection … ———- Please continue reading

Letlhokwa George Mpedi designate Dean of UJ Faculty of Law

SASPEN Advisory Council Member Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi becomes Dean at UJ Faculty of Law, starting 1 January 2016. As the Director at the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS) at UJ, Prof Mpedi illustrated his passion to address inequality and social injustices in the developing … ———- 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

From Dakar to Addis: AU Social Protection progress

The RIO+ Centre outlines the road from the Dakar Recommendations adapted on 8-9 April and the the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labor and Employment (STC-SDLE-1) of the African Union (AU). Both documents will be discussed on the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the … ———- Please continue reading

International Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and HIV/Aids

On 26-27 February 2015, Mersey hosts an international workshop on Gender-Based Violence and HIV/Aids at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Addressing the intersections between HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence the workhop aims at providing insights into organisational experiences and perspectives of the obstacles encountered and approaches to addressing … ———- Please continue reading

International Conference “Social Protection for Migrants in SADC”

On 29-30 October SASPEN and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) hosted a two-day international conference titled Social Protection for Migrants in the SADC: Prospects, Vulnerability and Benefits across Borders at Protea Parktonian in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Attended by over 100 participants from all over Southern Africa and many other countries in Africa … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures of Third Annual General Meeting

Pictures from the 3rd Annual General Meeting of SASPEN on October 29, 2014, in Johannesburg.

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Third SASPEN Annual General Meeting

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network SASPEN held its third annual general meeting on 29 October in Johannesburg. After a joint reflection on the strengths and opportunities of the network, SASPEN coordinator Mr Daniel Kumitz presented the report on the development and activities of the network in its third … ———- Please continue reading

Final Programme for Migration Conference

The final programme for the International Conference Social Protection for Migrants in the SADC: Prospects, Vulnerability and Benefits across Borders organized by SASPEN and FES in Johannesburg from 29-30 October, has been finalised and can be seen here (pdf, 176kb). The conference brings together key experts on migration within the … ———- Please continue reading