COPSAN hosts first workshop

COPSAN hosts first workshop

Last week at the end of January, COPSAN held it’s first workshop exploring the question of Who cares for older persons in Southern Africa. With academic scholars and government officials from Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and the UK, the network aims to support scholars to understand region-specific issues and will assist leaders, donors, and technical experts in the process of policy-making for elderly care provision.

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Single Marriage Statute – Media Release and Discussion Paper

Single Marriage Statute – Media Release and Discussion Paper

The SA Law Reform Commission’s discussion paper no.152 on the Single Marriage Statute was released recently . The government is developing a new marriage policy for the country with a view to creating one single consolidated marriages act. Currently, marriages in South Africa are regulated through three pieces of legislation – Marriage Act 25 of 1961 (for monogamous marriage for opposite sex couples), Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (polygamous marriages for opposite sex couples) and Civil Unions Act 17 of 2006 (monogamous partnerships for both same and opposite sex couples).

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Symposium on Childcare at Transforming Care Conference

Symposium on Childcare at Transforming Care Conference

I will be hosting a symposium at the upcoming Transforming Care Virtual Conference. This symposium examines the state’s response to the care for young children during the pandemic and the implications for challenging ‘gendered’ assumptions and responsibilities around paid and unpaid care work. It looks at case studies across the Globe (UK, South Africa, Brazil and Italy) to explore the ways in which the pandemic changes or reinscribes traditional patterns of care for young children.

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Global Challenges Research Fund

Global Challenges Research Fund

I am excited to announce that I have been awarded a Global Challenges Research Fund to develop a research network on the Care of Older Persons in Southern Africa for 2021. The grant supports the development of a network by bringing together researchers, NGOs and government officials from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and gerontologistss from the UK… for more see this project.

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