• CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RIGHT TO HAVE ACCESS TO SOCIAL SECURITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2010-05-22
Authors:

(Dr Naudé Malan currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Malan’s current research interests include the right to food and urban agriculture, civil society and social security issues.)
ISBN:
9783838369600

Description:

Civil society organisations have and will be mentioned as partners, agents and autochthonous actors of social security. This has come about through advances in insurance products, through the kinds of social action engaged in by civil society organisations, and through the devolution of state power to citizens and civil society organisations. Rights to social security are decisively affected by the use of civil society organisations in the social policy field, and the implications of this use are investigated. If rights are to respond adequately to the concerns of injustice, inequality and poverty today it is necessary to develop a framework within which civil society-based action could be made rights-based and justiciable, and which could guard against the retrogressive substitution of state action by civil society-based activity. This book addresses this problem by illustrating how the South African Constitution can be made applicable to social action by civil society organisations.

MATERIAS: Human rights, civil society, Social Security, South African Constitution