M5.1 South Africa Shaping Actions For Crisis Response

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  1. Presentation of South Africa Module 5 2. Shaping Actions for Crisis Response <ul><li>How different ? </li></ul><ul><li>Change in…
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  • 1. Presentation of South Africa Module 5
  • 2. Shaping Actions for Crisis Response <ul><li>How different ? </li></ul><ul><li>Change in development model in terms of the Pittsburgh declaration and other relevant international agreements. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for meaningful outcome of Copenhagen. </li></ul><ul><li>At the centre should be sustainable development that prioritises environment and the people </li></ul><ul><li>Countries should prioritise Social protection and decent work. </li></ul><ul><li>Put processes in place to consider implementation of the Global Jobs Pact </li></ul><ul><li>What needs to be changed ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure coherency in policy development and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Develop mechanism to enforce ILO conventions for member countries </li></ul><ul><li>Level the playing field for International trade </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure tightened monitoring mechanisms for early warning signals and accountability mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Link Social protection to access in education and skills development with a vision to release people from poverty and inequality traps </li></ul>
  • 3. Current Policy Response <ul><li>Existence of an effective tripartite structure and a framework response as a product of social dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Expansionary Budget provisions (MTBPS) for implementation approved. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of child support grant to 18years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R 90 billion to fund building for the NHI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R 2. 4 Billion for training lay offs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R 780 billion for infrastructure development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R 1 billion to recapitalise Land Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reform of the Social Security System </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation into competitive practices in food supply chain. </li></ul><ul><li>Reorientation and the pulling of funds from the DFIs </li></ul>
  • 4. Which Policy options are relevant to SA? <ul><li>National Action Plans for Youth employment </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening legislation on Labour Inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing economic and political imperatives </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure budget for capacity development in tripartite structure (NEDLAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop visible and coherent policy for sustainable SME sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore employment guarantee and work sharing schemes targeting vulnerable groups such as women, graduates and or out of school youth </li></ul><ul><li>Align education and training institutions to economic activity and market requirements, </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidate the current structure of government such as to ensure synergy and coherency in policy response ( e.g. planning commission, monitoring and evaluation and ministerial clusters). Including developing internal state capacity also line departments and for monitoring and evaluation. </li></ul>
  • 5. Effectiveness of Current Response <ul><li>There is currently an absence of inbuilt mechanisms for evaluation of intervention strategy </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to revisit the current proposals particularly to deal with : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty and household food security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable skills development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Still need consensus on the definition of poverty line as part of the process to construct social security floor </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge of transforming the economy from commodity orientation. </li></ul>
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