develop_region: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
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ZA
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ZAF
Continent: 
Africa
Official name: 
Republic of South Africa

Why is social protection vital to ensure that no person with a disability is left behind?

Grant recipients are required to carry their Identity Documents and South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) cards when travelling on public transport, to assist law enforcement efforts.

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All South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) pay points will remain operational despite the declaration of Covid-19 as a national disaster.

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According to the Health Care Index, derived from a collation of data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), health ministries and independent watchdogs in the health sector, South Africa topped the African rankings with an index of 64.14. The Health Care Index gives a single measure of the state of each country’s health system. Tunisia scored 57.18, making it the second on the list of African Countries with the best Health care system.

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Social protection and a resilient future for Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa’s social assistance system – through a comprehensive set of cash transfers -- covers nearly 16 million people. This is a big improvement from 1994, when cash transfers reached fewer than three million beneficiaries and suffered from discrimination and weak administration.

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In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2019, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has produced a compilation of one of its most popular research publication formats. This fourth volume compiles One Pagers numbered 300 to 399. Over the last decade and a half, people have downloaded these highly successful publications millions of times in over 180 countries. One Pagers are short and succinct pieces that help familiarise readers with complex policy discussions.

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Rhodes University

Founded in 1904, the University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence.With just over 8200 students, Rhodes is a small University, which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: December 20

March is the month when the international women’s day is celebrated across the world. And it is also when the United Nations Commission on the status of women, CSW, holds its annual session, in New York. And this year, the chosen priority theme is: “Social Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls”.

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