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

Call for Papers – ILERA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – July 23 -27, 2018

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) has released the Call for Papers for the 2018 ILERA World Congress themed “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is to Be Done?” The Congress will be held in Seoul from July 23 to 27, 2018 providing opportunities for the discussion of … ———- 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

Lusaka Conference: Industrial Relations, Negotations & Collective Bargaining

Labour legislation is one of the biggest issues around the world. In order to tackle its challenges in Zambia, MD INK invites stakeholders who are working labour standards and laws to a conference on the 29th and 30th of June 2016. While the employer has a fundamental right to run … ———- Please continue reading

World Social Science Forum 2015

13-16 September the 3rd World Social Science Forum themed “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World” took place in Durban with over 1000 participants from 84 countries and 4 days programme filled with presentations. The WSSF was organized by the International Social Science Council together with the co-hosts – the … ———- Please continue reading

Isabel Ortiz: Bringing Inequality back into the Development Agenda

The ILO Head of the Social Protection Department, Isabel Ortiz, has made a strong plea to bring inequality back into the development agenda. The extreme inequality in the world poses issues of human rights abuse, lack of social justice, political instability, security risks, and also of stunted economic growth. This, … ———- Please continue reading

ITUC Frontlines Report on Social Protection

As most countries in the world celebrate Labour Day today, the International Trade Union Council has published its 2014 Frontlines-Report. This year the report deals with social protection and can be downloaded here (pdf, 1MB). Sharan Burrow, the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in the foreword … ———- Please continue reading

First SADC-BIG Newsletter

The SADC Basic Income Grant (BIG) Campaign have issued their first newsletter (pdf) which features several articles on social protection issues including Feasibility of a SADC-BIG, Resource Curse vs. Local Economic Development, Social Protection for Malawi, Social Protection through the Mirror Glass and Sovereign Wealth Fund. Tweet