Welcome to CASASP
The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP), based in the Oxford Institute of Social Policy at the University of Oxford, aims to assist in the eradication of poverty and building of citizenship in South Africa through high quality evidence-based social policy research and training with an international comparative dimension.
CASASP endeavours to achieve this mission in partnership with the South African Government, academic institutions, and non-government agencies who share our approach.
For further information about the background and aims of CASASP click here.
On 23rd October 2013 Mr Vusi Madonsela Director General of the South African National Department of Cooperative Governance delivered the third annual Zola Skweyiya Lecture on South African Social Policy entitled 'Current issues in South African Social Policy: the Role of Local Government'. A pdf transcript of the lecture is available for download here.
The text of the second annual Zola Skweyiya Lecture on South African Social Policy given by Dr Temba Masilela on 24th October 2012 can be found here.
CASASP members have recently had two journal articles published. Both papers are written by Michael Noble and Gemma Wright and have been published online and in print. The article ‘Ring of fire - Socially perceived necessities in informal settlements in South Africa’ was published in Policy and Politics, and the article ‘Does widespread lack undermine the socially perceived necessities approach to defining poverty? Evidence from South Africa’ was published in the Journal of Social Policy. Further details are available on the Reports page.