Book Launch: International Instruments of Social Protection

On Oct 20, at the occasion of the annual SASPEN conference, a new milestone publication in two volumes, edited by the Centre for International & Comparative Labour and Social Security Law, CICLASS at the University of Johannesburg and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia and authored by Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi and Dr Mathias … ———- 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

Call for Contributions: Sustainability of Social Protection Oct 20-21 Johannesburg

Deadline for Abstracts extended until September 22. International Conference Oct 20-21, 2015 Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space SASPEN (Southern African Social Protection Experts Network) and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) will be hosting a two day international conference on “Sustainability of Social Protection” in … ———- Please continue reading

First 2015 SADC BIG Newsletter

The SADC BIG Secretariat has published its first 2015 newsletter. Among its feature articles are blog postings of SASPEN. You can read the newsletter here. FROM THE SECRETARIAT: Enter 2015 – the buzz is “Social Protection” 2015 has kicked off with yet some more exciting developments around the issues of social protection … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN-PSP-FES International Workshop: Social Indices in the SADC Context

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) together with The Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Lusaka (FES) hosted an international expert workshop on June 10-11 at Chaminuka Lodge, Lusaka themed Social Indices in the SADC Context Measuring: Inequality – Monitoring Resource Distribution – Promoting Justice. Click here to … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures of Index Workshop 2015


Social Indices in the SADC Context
Measuring Inequality – Monitoring Resource Distribution – Promoting Justice
International Expert Workshop, 10-11 June 2015

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SADC Basic Income Grant: Call for Campaign Endorsement

The Campaign for a SADC wide Basic Income Grant (BIG) calls for endorsements by May 15th. Busiso Moyo of the Campaign Secretariat at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) writes to us The campaign has been taking stock of gains made thus far and more importantly, it has … ———- Please continue reading

Informal Workers in Africa Conference Report

The Trade Union Council (TUC) Ghana and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Accra hosted a conference on informal workers in (West) Africa from 6 to 8 March, 2015. Several SADC countries were represented, including Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as Streetnet International and Women in the Informal Economy: … ———- 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

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

Social Protection for Migrants – International SASPEN-FES Conference

October 29-30 SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) will host another topical conference with participation of highest level speakers at continental level. After gender in 2012 and informal workers in 2013, in 2014 we are happy to invite to an international conference in Johannesburg themed: Social Protection for Migrants in the SADC: … ———- Please continue reading

When SASPEN was founded – New SADC-ILO-FES-Publication

On May 15, 2012, SASPEN was founded in the aftermath of a SADC-ILO-FES Conference on Social Protection Floors. SADC Employment and Labour Sector – Tripartite Technical Sub-Committee on Social Protection Meeting 14 – 15 May 2012, Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg: Building Policy Coherence between Social Protection Floors and National Social and … ———- Please continue reading

SADC-ILO-FES Social Protection Floors Conference

On May 14-15, 2012, ILO, FES and SADC organized a consultative conference to discuss the then proposed (and now adopted) Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 of the ILO in Johannesburg. The SADC Triparte Sub-Committee on Social Protection brought together high level representatives from all employer organisations, trade unions and ministries … ———- Please continue reading