The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA), 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. Granting Justice – Tessa Hochfeld

ABOUT THE BOOK: 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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