Academic Partner Organisations
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
The HSRC of South Africa is a statutory body dedicated to research in the social sciences. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. CASASP's Director Professor Michael Noble is an Honorary Research Fellow of the HSRC, located within the Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA) unit. There are a number of joint CASASP-HSRC initiatives, including work on lone mothers and the role of social security in respecting and protecting dignity, spatial inequality and attitudes to inequality, and child poverty and exclusion. CASASP has an office in the RIA unit of the HSRC in Cape Town.
The RIA unit supports an excellent online resource for people involved in policy in South Africa: the Policy>Action Network.
Rhodes University - Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)
CASASP is working with ISER both in supporting social policy teaching and undertaking collaborative research. CASASP's Director Professor Michael Noble is an Honorary Professor at Rhodes University.
University of Cape Town - The Children's Institute
CASASP works closely with the Children's Institute on issues relating to child poverty. Visit the Children's Institute website.
University of KwaZulu-Natal - School of Built Environment and Development Studies
CASASP supports the School in social policy teaching. CASASP's Director Professor Michael Noble is a Visiting Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
University of Venda - Department of Social Work
CASASP is working in partnership with the Department of Social Work to support the development of social policy within the University of Venda.
University of the Western Cape - Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)
CASASP works closely with PLAAS and is currently collaborating on a project about lone mothers and the role of social security in respecting and protecting dignity. Visit the PLAAS website.
University of Oxford - African Studies Centre
CASASP works closely with the African Studies Centre. Visit the African Studies Centre website.
University of Oxford - Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
CASASP works closely with OPHI. Visit the OPHI website.
Civil Society Partner Organisations
Black Sash is a registered trust, a non-party political, non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the recognition and protection of all South Africa's citizens' human rights. It was formed in 1955 and began as a women's anti-apartheid movement. Black Sash and CASASP have worked closely together on a project about poverty and social exclusion in South Africa and continue to liaise on issues relating to social security policy.