501_2016_3_b.pdf - SSL2601 Tutorial letter Social Security Law SSL2601 Semester 1 2 Department of Mercantile Law IMPORTANT INFORMATION This tutorial

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SSL2601/501/3/2016 Tutorial letter 501/3/2016 Social Security Law SSL2601 Semester 1 & 2 Department of Mercantile Law IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This tutorial letter contains important information about your module.
SSL2601/501/3/2016 2 CONTENTS PAGE 1. Important information 3 2. Introduction to the study guide 4 3. Prescribed material 5 4. The structure of each study unit 5 5. How to approach activities and self-assessment questions in the study guide 5 6. The importance of case law and legislation 5 7. Study Unit 1: Introduction to social security …………………………….. 6 8. Study Unit 2: Constitutional and rights-based framewo rk……………… 19 9. Study Unit 3: Social Assistance ………………………… 39 10. Study Unit 4: Social Insurance …………………………. 56 11. Study Unit 5: Unemployment Insurance ………………………………… 57 12.Study Unit 6: Employment Injuries and Diseases …………………… 65 13.Study Unit 7: Health Care ………………………………………………… 75
3 SSL2601/501 IMPORTANT INFORMATION !! THIS STUDY GUIDE AND TUTORIAL LETTERS YOU WILL RECEIVE CONTAIN ALL THE WORK THAT YOU NEED TO S T U D Y FOR THIS MODULE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOK FOR THIS MODULE. The study guide comprises seven study units covering the following toppics: Study unit 1: Introduction to social security This study unit provides an introduction to the concept of social security, its objectives, purpose and components. It further provides some background to the development of social security in South Africa, how it is financed and administered, and explains the role that international law and ILO conventions play in the development of South Africa’s social security system. Lastly, the study unit describes the shortcomings in the system and proposals that have been made by the Taylor Committee for the reform of the social security system in this country. Study unit 2: Constitutional and rights-based fr a m ew or k This study unit looks at the constitutional provision on the right to have access to social security and the scope of the right to have access to social security in South Africa, constitutional supremacy, the right to equality in social security context, migrant workers’ right to social security, the enforcement of the right to social security and the limitation of the right. Study unit 3: Social assistance This study unit explores social assistance measures available in South Africa. It looks at various grants provided for in terms of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004, the administration of social grants, social relief as a form of assistance, assistance given to people who suffered hardships caused by the state and challenges facing the provision of social assistance in this country.
SSL2601/501/3/2016 4 Study unit 4: Social insurance This study unit introduces the concept of social insurance. It further looks at various risks or contingencies covered by social insurance in this country namely employment injuries, unemployment, sickness, old-age, invalidity and maternity.

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