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AN EVALUATION OF THE CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY BILL FOR LESOTHO: PART I

Kananelo Mosito

Abstract


This article is about social security, which, in turn, is a subset of social policy. ‘Social policy’ is a term that is applied to many areas of policy, usually within a governmental or political setting (such as social services). This article critically evaluates the proposed Consolidated National Social Security Bill for Lesotho. It examines the general background to the proposed national social security scheme; the legislative framework for the proposed scheme; the governance and institutional framework of the scheme as well as the establishment of insurance funds and the financing sources of various funds. The evaluation is undertaken through the lens of social security perspectives and policy considerations.


Keywords


Lesotho, National Social Security Bill, social policy, social security, insurance fund

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