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

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 … ———- 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

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