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

SWAMMIWA Scoops the Drivers of Change Footprint Award 2017

The Swaziland Migrant Mine-workers Association (SWAMMIWA) has received renewed recognition, after winning the 2015 Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Award. SWAMMIWA walked away with the 2017 Drivers of Change Footprint Award for their telling contributions to the plight of Migrant workers in the region. SWAMMIWA’s agenda has been … ———- Please continue reading

IPU handbook “Migration, Human Rights and Governance”

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commission (OHCHR) have published  handbook for parliamentarians No. 24, “Migration, Human Rights and Governance”. This handbook provides a step-by-step overview of the conditions, issues, tools and policy responses regarding international migration that … ———- Please continue reading

OECD: New Publications on Fiscal Sustainability and International Migration

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published two new publications relevant to SASPEN themes: ‘Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems’ focuses on institutional frameworks for financing health care in OECD countries. Read the publication here. ‘International Migration Outlook 2015’ analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD … ———- Please continue reading

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 … ———- Please continue reading

U Maastricht call for PhD Candidate on Social Protection

The PhD project investigates how different groups of migrants who come to Limburg organize their and their family’s social protection. It focuses on people who work in Limburg but have their families in another country bordering Limburg, and vice-versa. It asks how such families organize their family lives, and especially … ———- Please continue reading

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). The SASPEN brief is a series of research and policy briefs published by the Southern African Social … ———- Please continue reading

SWAMMIWA seeks support: social security for migrant mineworkers

The Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA) is seeking partners and resources to establish health and social security projects to assist migrant mineworkers in Swaziland and South Africa suffering from HIV and TB. The importance of the issue has been highlighted by SWAMMIWA General Secretary Vama Jere: “SWAMMIWA had been doing … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures of Migration Conference

The order of the 51 pictures follows the conference programme (pdf).

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ZNBC on SASPEN, Migration and Social Protection

This week is Social Protection Week in Zambia, hosted by the Platform for Social Protection Zambia. At this occasion, the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation Radio last night featured an interview with SASPEN Coordinator Daniel Kumitz re: SASPEN, Social Protection and the particular social protection concerns regarding Migrants. End of the … ———- Please continue reading

Southern African Trust Regional Dialogue on SP for Migrant Ex-Miners

The Southern African Trust held a regional dialogue in Pretoria on February 27-28: Accessing and Porting Social Security Benefits for Migrant Ex-Miners The scoping study (pdf) was provided by Letlhokwa George Mpedi and MAT Nyenti of the Centre for Comparative International Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS) at the University … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures Malawi Workshop

Pictures from the Workshop “Social Protection in Malawi. International Frameworks and National Policies”, November 12-14, 2013, in Lilongwe Malawi. ———- Please continue reading

International Social Protection Workshop in Malawi

On November 12-14, 2013, in Lilongwe, Malawi stakeholders from the Malawi government, trade unions and employers, political parties, civil society, the United Nations and international cooperating partners convened for a SASPEN workshop on social protection – international frameworks and national policies – which was jointly organized with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung … ———- Please continue reading