Leila Patel: Social Welfare and and Social Development

A new publication by SASPEN Advisory Council Member and Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) of the University of Johannesburg, Prof Leila Patel, titled “Social Welfare and Social Development” discusses social welfare practice in global and regional context. It addresses issues of poverty, unemployment and populations at … ———- Please continue reading

Effective Cash Transfers Improve Child Wellbeing – Family for Every Child

A recent report by Family For Every Child argues that the design of Cash Transfer Programmes is a key determinant to improving children’s wellbeing in poor families. Their infographic below synthesizes their key findings: http://www.familyforeverychild.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Synthesis_Cash4Care_Infographic.png Find the full report here Tweet

South Africa plans National Health Insurance (White Paper)

South Africa has released a White Paper for an universal national health insurance (NHI) to cover all people. Implemented over a time-span of 14 years, it is to comprise following features: Universal access, mandatory pre-payment of health care, comprehensive services, financial risk protection, single fund, strategic purchaser, and single payer, with the principles … ———- Please continue reading

Namibia: Bishop Kameeta new Minister for Social Welfare

Namibia is in the process of establishing a full Social Protection Floor. This process has been underscored by the creation of a new line ministry and the appointment of one of the most prominent social protection advocates in Namibia as minister. The new Namibian President, Hon. Hage Geingob, has appointed … ———- Please continue reading