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Pensions and Social Security Law

CML5622S

THIS COURSE IS NOT ON OFFER IN 2013

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give, among others, legal practitioners, human resource and industrial relations practitioners, trade unionists and para-legals at an advanced level an introduction to the theory and practice of social security in South Africa and selected jurisdictions. The course focuses on a number of opics, including, among others, the following:

  • Historical development;
  • Definition and scope;
  • Social security in South Africa: current situation and prospects;
  • International and comparative dimensions (with emphasis on ILO and World Bank approaches and trends in developing countries);
  • Issues of rationalisation in South Africa and Southern Africa.

DP requirements:
Satisfactory attendance, presentation and completion of written assignments.

Assessment:
By way of seminar presentations, written assignments and a long paper.