Thursday, October 20, 2022

Blog: The implications of structural exclusion - Impediments to the advancement of dignity for South Africa's 'missing middle'

The World Bank describes South Africa’s approach to social protection as an effective mechanism in addressing both poverty and inequality, underpinned by ‘a combination of commitment, leadership, backing from the Constitution, focus on technical soundness, broad countrywide dialogue, and engagement with civil society contributed to this success’ (Bruni, 2016a:120). This anomaly raises a question on the opportunities and limitations of South Africa’s approach to realising socio-economic rights, and particularly social protection, as one means to address structural exclusion in the country.

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