Provision of Care in South Africa

A summarised version of an article on 'Care and Provision in South Africa: Kin, Market and State' authored by Elena Moore and Jeremy Seekings has appeared in Global Dialogue (see http://isa-global-dialogue.net/provision-of-care-in-south-africa/). The paper demonstrates how the deracialisation of social grants and the change in kin support in the last few decades have pushed the South African welfare regime in a more social democratic direction, but the state has also retreated from its limited role in the provision of physical care, pushing people into reliance on kin, and, increasingly on the market. The full article appeared in Sozialer Welt ( Seekings, J. & Moore, E. (2014) ‘Kinship, market and state in the provision of care in South Africa. In: Soziale Welt Sonderband 20, Nomos: Baden-Baden. pp. 435--451).