This policy review has been undertaken as part of a broader project conducted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII). The objectives of the larger project are to develop a monitoring tool to measure and evaluate the progressive realisation of socio-economic rights (SERs) in South Africa. Integral to this monitoring tool is an analysis of policy which corresponds to specific SERs. In particular, this project has undertaken baseline policy studies for each of the SERs to investigate how the policy making process is aligned with the jurisprudential guidance handed down by the Constitutional Court. It is envisioned that such a monitoring tool will be a useful instrument for policy makers, for those that exercise oversight over the executive, including Parliament and Chapter Nine institutions (notably the South African Human Rights Commission), and civil society.
Full document: Working Paper 6_Social Security policy review