The CSSR is hosting a workshop on Thursday and Friday, 29th/30th May 2014, on social protection in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa. We anticipate panels organized around the following themes: * History of welfare policy in South Africa * Street-level bureaucrats and the administration of welfare programmes * Pensions, grants and ‘community’ politics * The politics of pilot programmes in Southern and East Africa * The national politics of policy-making
In addition to the panels, we anticipate also two ‘plenary’ talks. One will be given by Professor Sarah Brooks of Ohio State University, on the comparative politics of conditional cash transfers. Professor Brooks is the author of *Social Protection and the Market in Latin America* (Cambridge UP, 2009). Those who would like to present a paper or attend are advised to contact Prof Jeremy Seekings (see the [attached invitation](/sites/cssr.uct.ac.za/files/SP-Workshop-May-2014.pdf)).