Black Sash Social Security Seminar Report

Black Sash’s Social Security Seminar Report, November 2018: Facing a world without full employment documents presentations made at the third Black Sash Social Security Seminar on a range of topics related to comprehensive social security for South Africans, in particular adults aged 18–59, among whom there is a high level of unemployment and no social assistance. 

The design challenge was to pull together the inputs from the many presenters into one cohesive design. The solution was a designing a background grid that was flexible enough to contain the many elements. Farm Design also supplied photography and illustration for the book.

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About the Black Sash Trust

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The Black Sash Trust is a 65-year-old human rights organisation, advocating for social justice in South Africa.

The Black Sash works towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with the emphasises on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable, particularly women and children.

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Elsabe is the Creative director: Graphic Design at Farm Design. The company is located on the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful Cape Town. After years of experience in the design and advertising of fast-moving consumer goods, Elsabe wanted to do “design that makes a difference”. She therefor concentrates on academic and advocacy work for issues that she considers as important. These include climate change, human rights and law. Her particular skill is in making content easy to understand, interesting to engage with, and accessible. Elsabe loves technology and code. She started learning HTML in the mid eighties and has been on the learning treadmill ever since. She is able to do both the front end design and the back-end installation of websites. She believes that a good job is always a collaborative undertaking – a good brief with a clear target market, quality research and writing polished with detailed editing, uncluttered design with a purpose, and meticulous proofing. Farm Design’s clients and collaborators are situated from Cape Town to the UK, Canada, US, and various countries across Africa. Elsabe holds a BA degree in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University, with majors in Design and Photography. In the creative industry you are often asked about awards won. Though she has received a Loerie Award for design, from the USA the Clio Gold Award and the Communications Arts Annual Award of Excellence, she considers her best award to be the clients she has worked with for decades.