An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant

 

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dc.contributor.author East, Caroline Joanna en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T20:09:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T20:09:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation East, C. 2012. An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10442
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The South African constitution emphasises the right of all citizens to income security if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents. Within the current context of high unemployment and poverty, this right is even more pertinent. The Disability Grant, being the only grant available to people in their working years has been widely discussed in its role as a method of poverty alleviation as well as functioning as a de facto Chronic Illness Grant and an Unemployment Grant. Although the DG has been well researched and analysed at a policy level, it is still seen to be functioning in its de facto roles and is accepted as being a mistargeted grant. A qualitative research study was conducted and a sample (composed of Policy Informants, South African Social Security Agency staff and Disability Grant Recipients) were interviewed. The Disability Grant was analysed at both a policy and implementation level. The findings revealed flaws in both the Disability Grant Policy as well as its practical implementation. These highlight the need for transformation and a reimagining of social policy. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Sciences en_ZA
dc.title An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation East, C. J. (2012). <i>An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10442 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation East, Caroline Joanna. <i>"An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10442 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation East CJ. An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10442 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - East, Caroline Joanna AB - The South African constitution emphasises the right of all citizens to income security if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents. Within the current context of high unemployment and poverty, this right is even more pertinent. The Disability Grant, being the only grant available to people in their working years has been widely discussed in its role as a method of poverty alleviation as well as functioning as a de facto Chronic Illness Grant and an Unemployment Grant. Although the DG has been well researched and analysed at a policy level, it is still seen to be functioning in its de facto roles and is accepted as being a mistargeted grant. A qualitative research study was conducted and a sample (composed of Policy Informants, South African Social Security Agency staff and Disability Grant Recipients) were interviewed. The Disability Grant was analysed at both a policy and implementation level. The findings revealed flaws in both the Disability Grant Policy as well as its practical implementation. These highlight the need for transformation and a reimagining of social policy. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant TI - An investigation of the lived reality of the disjuncture between policy and practice in the implementation of South Africa's disability grant UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10442 ER - en_ZA


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