Gauteng transformation policy framework on vulnerable and designated groups 2016-2020: policy review report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Kanyane, N.Bohler-Muller, G.Hagg, S.Chiumbu, T.Hart, M.Makiwane, J.Steyn Kotze, G.Houston, N.Pophiwa, S.Gordon, F.Alubafi, M.Ngungu, T.Zikhali, J.Viljoen, M.Wentzel, T.Mdlongwa, P.Raseala, N.Majozi
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9719
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/10862

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The Gauteng Transformation Policy (GTP) will be developed bearing in mind the progressive realisation of the human rights and wellbeing of vulnerable groups and individuals. The critical question posed was whether policies should have some form of universal application as opposed to a sector-based reductionist approach in transforming the lives of the vulnerable people. There is a need for an integrated effort by the government sector, private sector and civil society to grapple with the transformation and mainstreaming policy challenges from both a reductionist and holistic approach as explained below. Without a broader integrated and holistic approach, and application across all sectors, transformation will not make a meaningful impact in safeguarding the wellbeing of the designated groups. This is because for youth, women, people with disabilities, older persons, military veterans and migrants transformation and mainstreaming are intersectional and crosscutting issues.