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Transforming the Present - Protecting the Future

Consolidated Report

Report of the Committee of Inquiry into a Comprehensive System of Social Security for South Africa

March 2002

Note: SARPN would like to thank the Committee of Inquiry into a Comprehensive System of Social Security for South Africa for permission to post this report.

Complete Report - 8.1Mb ~ 46 min (178 pages)
 
Table of Contents
Committee Members, Contributers, Acknowledgements, Foreword by the Chair, Contents - 244Kb ~ 1 min (17 pages)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction - 287Kb ~ 2 min (6 pages)
1.1 Purpose of the Committee of Inquiry
1.2 Terms of reference
1.3 Process followed by the Committee
Chapter 2 - The Socio-economic Context - 426Kb ~ 2 min (21 pages)
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Definition of socio-economic concepts
2.3 South Africa's demographic challenge
2.4 The structure of the labour force and the employment challenge
2.5 The apartheid labour-welfare nexus
2.6 Changes in inequality in the 1990s
2.7 Poverty in South Africa
2.8 Adressing the challenges of social security reform in a democratic South Africa
2.9 The challenges
Chapter 3 - Approach to a Comprehensive Social Security Provisioning - 325Kb ~ 2 min (15 pages)
3.1 Introduction
3.2 International trends in social security provisioning
3.3 Implications for South African context
3.4 Defining an appropriate concept of comprehensive social security for South Africa
3.5 Economic, institutional and social mobilisation implications of comprehensive social protection
3.6 Social protection and private social insurance
Chapter 4 - Constitutional Framework for Social Security in South Africa - 244Kb ~ 1 min (6 pages)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Status and impact of the Constitution
4.3 General principles
4.4 A human rights approach
4.5 The meaning of social security from a constitutional perspective
4.6 Limiting, interpreting and enforcing social security rights
4.7 Concluding remarks
Chapter 5 - Poverty, Social Assistance Grants and the Basic Income Grant - 238Kb ~ 1 min (14 pages)
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Government programmes addressin
5.3 South Africa's social assistance system
5.4 The feasibility of a Basic Income Grant for South Africa
5.5 The impact of a Basic Income Grant
5.6 Recommendations
5.7 Conclusions
Chapter 6 - Employment and Unemployment - 213Kb ~ 1 min (9 pages)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Recommendations
Chapter 7 - Protecting the Children - 204Kb ~ 1 min (8 pages)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The Constitution
7.3 Evaluation of current policies towards children
7.4 Policy recommendations to address problems, gaps and inconsistencies of the current social security paradigm for children
7.5 Conclusion
Chapter 8 - Health - 987Kb ~ 5 min (8 pages)
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Findings
8.3 Recommendations
8.4 Strategic financial framework
8.5 Coverage
8.6 Concluding remarks
Chapter 9 - Retirement and Insurance - 789Kb ~ 4 min (7 pages)
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Findings and recommendations
Chapter 10 - Disability - 924Kb ~ 5 min (8 pages)
10.1 Introduction
10.2 The demographics of disability
10.3 Findings
10.4 Integrating disability measures into social security
10.5 Short-term measures
10.6 Recommendations
Chapter 11 - Road Accident Fund (RAF) - 643Kb ~ 4 min (3 pages)
11.1 Background
11.2 Conclusions
Chapter 12 - Coverage Against Employment Injuries and Diseases - 711Kb ~ 4 min (5 pages)
12.1 Background
12.2 Fragmented statutory framework
12.3 Employee protection and interests
12.4 International standards
12.5 Prevention
12.6 Reintegration
12.7 Benefits
12.8 Exclusion
12.9 Commuting injuries
12.10 Defining accidents and diseases
12.11 Administration
12.12 Civil suits against employers
12.13 Financial issues
12.14 Conclusion
Chapter 13 - Institutional Framework - 831Kb ~ 5 min (7 pages)
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Challenges
13.3 Recommendations
Chapter 14 - Financial Framework for Comprehensive Social Protection - 1.1Mb ~ 6 min (24 pages)
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Constitutional provisions affecting social security financing
14.3 An overview of South African social security financing
14.4 Key issues in social security financing
14.5 The existing framework for financing social security in South Africa
14.6 Overall allocations to social security
14.7 The tax system and social security benefits
14.8 Review of the current tax dispensation
14.9 Review of principles underlying the classification and use of mixed financing options
14.10 Generic financial framework for social security
14.11 Social budget
14.12 Reform proposals and their financial implications
Chapter 15 - Social Security Within a Regional Context - 694Kb ~ 4 min (4 pages)
15.1 Background
15.2 Regional implications for South Africa
15.3 Findings
Chapter 16 - Conclusion - 91Kb ~ 1 min (1 pages)
References - 111Kb ~ 1 min (3 pages)
End notes - 97Kb ~ 1 min (2 pages)



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