The Centre for Social Development in Africa, in partnership with Governing Intimacies at Wits and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Press, invites you to the launch of Tessa Hochfeld’s posthumous book on 21 June 2022.

Granting Justice takes issue with the characterisation of the South African state as ‘developmental’. The crucial aspect of care is missing from the practice for this to be the case. Although grants address the immediate survival needs of many South Africans, social justice requires quite a different approach, an approach of care that would grant agency and dignity to recipients. In this posthumous book, Tessa Hochfeld, approaches the grant system from the bottom up. She is interested in how women define their own needs rather than how these are defined by the state, and whether cash makes an impact on their decision-making within households.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Tessa Hochfeld was an associate professor at the CSDA, University of Johannesburg, until her untimely passing on 17 August 2019. She published widely on gender and social protection, and on social policy and welfare services for children and families.

CHAIR/FACILITATOR:  Srila Roy – Associate Professor in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

DISCUSSANT: Dr Francie Lund – Advisor and former Director of the Social Protection Programme for the global research and advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organizing (WIEGO)

DATE: 21 June
TIME: 17:00 – 18:30
VENUE: Nadine Gordimer Auditorium, Level 5, APK Library, UJ (Limited space available for the first 30 people who RSVP. To book your space RSVP to Jade by 19 June.)

Please click this URL to join VIRTUALLY: 

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June 21, 2022

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Granting Justice

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