Indigenous Social Security Systems in Southern and West Africa

Published:
Publisher:
SUN PReSS
ISBN:
9781928357919
DOI:
10.18820/9781928357919
Dimensions:
240 pages
Formats:
Paperback / softback (9781928357902)
Digital download (9781928357919)

The desire exists within Governments to provide for those who are on the fringes of society. Therefore, indigenous approaches seem relevant in the redistribution of resources among citizens. This book is therefore not only essential, but also timely. Indigenous Social Security Systems in Southern and West Africa (ISSS) contributes to human service literature for Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa in particular. The richness of the book lies within the variety of contributions that encourage its origin. The book’s value is extensive and captures many essential and current topics that have an appeal to academicians, policy‑makers, analysts and practitioners in the field of social welfare and social security. Ultimately, the book serves as a pragmatic and expedient tool for human service practitioners and any enthusiast of social security systems.

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Dedication
Acronyms
Introduction and Background – Ndangwa Noyoo and Emmanuel Boon
PART 1 The Southern African Segment
Chapter 1 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Botswana – Zitha Mokomane
Chapter 2 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Post Colonial Namibia: A Basis of Legitimacy for Traditional Authorities – Laura Weidmann
Chapter 3 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Swaziland – Lungile Mabundza and Clement Dlamini
Chapter 4 Indigenous Social Security Systems: A South African Perspective – Boitumelo Seepamore
Chapter 5 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Zambia: Advancing a public policy agenda? – Ndangwa Noyoo and Beatrice Mutale Sakala
Chapter 6 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Zimbabwe: Strengths, challenges and prospects – Mildred T. Mushunje and Edwell Kaseke
PART 2 The West African Segment
Chapter 7 Indigenous Social Security Systems in Ghana: Prospects and challenges – Albert Ahenkan
Chapter 8 Indigenous Social Security Systems and Government Policies: Impacts on the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Ghana – Emmanuel Boon and Elizabeth Yeboah
Chapter 9 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and social protection in Ghana – Justice Nyigmah Bawole
Chapter 10 The Challenge of HIV/AIDS on the Indigenous Social Security Systems:The Case of Cameroon – Agnes Ebotabe Arrey
Conclusion: Indigenous Social Security Systems for Policy Development in Africa – Ndangwa Noyoo and Emmanuel Boon
Index