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SSL2601/501/3/2019 Tutorial letter 501/3/2019 Social Security Law SSL2601 Semester 1 & 2 Department of Mercantile Law IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This tutorial letter contains important information about your module.
SSL2601/501 2 CONTENTS This tutorial letter contains the following information: 1. LECTURERS 2. PRESCRIBED BOOK 3. STUDY UNITS1. LECTURERS The following are your lecturers for 2017: Mr M Mathiba (012) 429 2749 [email protected]Prof TE Manamela (012) 429 8383 [email protected]2. PRESCRIBED BOOK There is no prescribed book for this module. 3. STUDY UNITS This Tutorial Letter and other Tutorial Letters you will receive contained all the work that you need to study for this module. The Tutorial Letter comprises seven study units as follows: Study Unit 1 : Introduction to Social Security Study Unit 2 : Constitutional and Rights-Based Framework Study Unit 3 : Social Assistance Study Unit 4 : Social Insurance Study Unit 5 : Employment Injuries and Diseases Study Unit 6 : Health Care Study Unit 7 : Informal and Indirect Social Security
SSL2601/501 3 THE STRUCTURE OF EACH STUDY UNIT The outcomes which you have to achieve are outlined at the beginning of every Study Unit. The activitiesand feedbackare incorporated into the Study Units as part of your learning material. The feedback for these activities is not necessarily a model answer and may in certain instances simply refer you back to your study material. The feedback should help you to assess whether you understand a particular component of the module or not. At the end of each Study Unit you are given ten self-assessment questionsto help you with the revision and to assist you in achieving the outcomes stated at the beginning of the Study Unit. We encourage you to write down your answers to the activities and self-assessment questions.
SSL2601/501 4 STUDY UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY In this Study Unit we introduce to you the concept of social security, its objectives, and components. The Study Unit further provides some background to the development of South Africa’s social security system, its shortcomings, how the system is financed and administered, explains the role played by international law in the development of South Africa’s social security system, and how social security rights can be enforced. AFTER STUDYING THIS STUDY UNIT, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO: define the concept of social security describe the objectives of social security distinguish between different components of social security describe the historical development of South Africa’s social security systemdescribe the nature of South Africa’s social security system and its shortcomingsdescribe the role of international law on the development of South Africa’s social security system explain how social security in South Africa is administered and financed explain how social security rights can be enforced 1.1 INTRODUCTION Social security is concerned with providing a safety-net for members of society against economic and social hardships. It is important to understand that South Africa’s current social