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Social Development: Government Information: Older persons

A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.

Abuse of the elderly

South African Human Rights Commission. 2015. Investigative hearing report: investigative hearing into systematic complaints relating to the treatment of older persons.

South Africa. Dept. of Social Development.    Protocol on management of elder abuse /    [Pretoria :   Department of Social Development,   2006?]. G 68 E.SOCI.06.PROT

South Africa. Ministerial Committee on Abuse, Neglect and Ill-treatment of Older Persons.    Mothers and fathers of the nation :   the forgotten people? /    [Pretoria?] :   Dept. of Social Development,   2001. G 68 E.SOCI.01.MOTH

South Africa. Dept. of Health. National guideline on prevention, early detection/identification and intervention of physical abuse of older persons at primary level.    Cape Town :   Government Communication and Information System,   2000. G 68 E.HEAL.00.NATI

National strategy on elder abuse : baseline document. --    [Pretoria? : Department of Health?, 2000?] G 68 E.HEAL.00.NATI

Charter

South African Older Persons Charter. --    Cape Town : South African Older Persons' Forum, [2011]. G 68 E.SOCI.11.SOUT

Policy

South African policy for older persons.  Pretoria :   Department of Social Development,   2002. G 68 E.SOCI.02.SOUT

Legislation

Older Persons Act No. 13 of 2006

Regulations regarding Older Persons, South Africa. Government gazette No. 33075 (1 April 2010), Government notice no. R260. 

Social Assistance Act No. 13 of 2004

Regulations relating to the Application for and Payment of Social Assistance and the Requirements and Conditions in Respect of Eligibility for Social Assistance,  South Africa. Government Gazette No. 31356, (22 August 2008), Government notice no. R898, as amended. 

Find this legislation on Netlaw or LexisNexis or Laws of South Africa: Consolidated Legislation.

Poverty

Enquiry into the gendered lived experience of older persons living in conditions of poverty /    [Braamfontein, South Africa :   Commission on Gender Equality],   2005. G 68 E.GEND.05.ENQU

Statistics

Statistics South Africa. Vulnerable Groups Series II: The Social Profile of Older Persons, 2011–2015. Pretoria : Statistics South Africa, 2017 (Report No. 03-19-03 (2011-2015))

Statistics South Africa. Census 2011. Profile of older persons in South Africa. Pretoria : Statistics South Africa, 2014 (Report No. 03-01-60)

Statistics South Africa. Social profile of vulnerable groups in South Africa. Pretoria : Statistics South Africa. (Report No. 03-19-00)

Oranje, Mark.    A comparative analysis of 1996 and 2001 census data on vulnerable and special target groups /    Pretoria :   The Presidency :   Department of Social Development,   2003. G 68 A.POPU.03.COMP

 

Ghana

2010 population & housing census report.  The elderly in Ghana.  [Accra] :   Ghana Statistical Service,   July, 2013.  G 667 A.POPU.13.ELDE