Seminar II: Gender Dynamics and Policy Implications of the Child Support Grant: Evidence from Doornkop, Soweto’

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 13:10
Centre of Social Development in Africa

The Centre of Social Development in Africa (CSDA), located in the Department of Social Work at the University of Johannesburg, was established in 2003 and is dedicated to basic, applied and strategic research in social development and developmental welfare. The CSDA aims to positively influence development issues in the Southern African region through contributing to debates on social policy, improvements in service delivery and the expansion of knowledge through cutting-edge research.

The CSDA is hosting its 2012 Seminar II under the theme ‘Gender Dynamics and Policy Implications of the Child Support Grant: Evidence from Doornkop, Soweto’ on 10 May 2012 in Johannesburg.

In March 2012 the CSDA released a report on a study on the gender dynamics of the child support grant in Doornkop, Soweto. Prof Leila Patel will present some key findings from this study.

The discussant Prof Shireen Hassim will comment on the research, raise questions, and engage with Prof Patel on the implications of this study for policy and practice.

Speakers:

  • Prof Patel, professor and director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg and the lead researcher on this study;
  • Prof Shireen Hassim, professor in political studies in the School of Social Sciences at University of the Witwatersrand and also an expert on gender and social welfare;
  • Prof Thea de Wet, professor and director of the Centre for Anthropological Research at the University of Johannesburg and is an expert on urban poverty and development.
Time: 16h00 - 17h30

RSVP and enquiries: Jackie Moodley, e-mail: jmoodley@uj.ac.za.

For more about the Centre of Social Development in Africa, refer to www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/humanities/researchcentres/csda/Pages/default.aspx.

Event start date: 
10/05/2012
Event venue: 
Faculty of Humanities Common Room, C Ring 314, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus.
Event type: 
Seminar