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Social policy and welfare regimes typologies : Any relevance to South Africa?

Noyoo, Ndangwa

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2017, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.2

This paper revisits Esping-Andersen’s welfare regimes typology and applies it to the South African context. To argue its case, it refers to and uses the construct of colonialism of a special type. The paper notes that unlike other African coun- tries, Esping-Andersen’s framework resonates with South Africa’s social policy and welfare regime because of its unique history that partly stems...