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Pensions and the health of older people in South Africa: is there an effect?

04 February 2014
12:30 - 13:30

Speakers: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor in Social Policy and International Development,  School of International Development, University of East Anglia and Professor Pamela Naidoo, PHHSI, HSRC

Date: 4 February 2014
Time: 12H15 for 12h30–13H30  
The World Health Organisation’s Survey of Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) provides nationally representative data for the health and wellbeing of people aged 50 and over in South Africa and five other countries. This presentation examines SAGE data with particular reference to hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control among older people. It considers the social determinants of these health outcomes, and pays particular attention to the potential effects of old age grants in South Africa.

Kindly RSVP by 1 February 2014

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below.  

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: