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SADC BIG Newsletter Issue 1

We welcome you all to this new edition of the SADC- BIG Newsletter.
As members and allies of the campaign are aware, the secretariat has recently
welcomed Nkateko Chauke as the new co-ordinator. She replaced Taku Fundira, who championed the campaign for the last three years together with the member- based steering committee, for which he has our permanent
thanks. One of the main thrusts that we are committed to is moving from a more research- dominated strategy, to building strong rooted support in local networks and structures. In this, we welcome your suggestions and recommendations for opportunities and spaces that could be used to
this effect. By now we hope that you have visited our new website, which is
hosted at: http://spii.org.za/sadcbigcampaign/ which we believe should give you a foretaste of things to come.

11th Southern African Civil Society Forum Statement

We, the representatives of civil society organizations from across the Southern Africa Region, meeting under the auspices of the Fellowship of Christian Councils of Southern Africa (FOCCISA), Southern Africa Development Community – Council of Non- Governmental Organizations (SADC-CNGO) and the Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) between the 11th to the 14th of August 2015,

SADC BASIC INCOME GRANT e-NEWSLETTER Special 2015 Issue 1 – June 2015

2015 has kicked off with yet some more exciting developments around the issues of social protection and more importantly cash transfers in Africa.  Indeed the importance of Social Protection cannot be over-emphasised, it has become the buzz word for both development practitioners, governments and international organisation. We at the SADC BIG Secretariat are excited by such developments.

SADC BASIC INCOME GRANT e-NEWSLETTER Issue 6 , Sept – Nov 2014

2014 has marked a dramatic shift in the manner in which cash transfers are viewed in Africa. Evidence from Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and as far as India all attest to the importance of cash transfers as part of the solution of eradicating poverty.  We at the Secretariat remain committed to the call for a basic income grant in SADC.
In this year-end double volume Newsletter we share information, news, updates and analysis on the basic income grant/ cash transfers as well as providing space for broader discussion on social protection as a whole.

SADC BASIC INCOME GRANT e-NEWSLETTER Issue 4 – JUNE 2014 In this Issue:

The debate around cash transfers today is no longer about whether it should be done, but rather about how it should be done. We at the Secretariat are excited about the call for a basic income grant in SADC.
This Newsletter serves as a platform to share information, news, updates and analysis on the basic income grant/ cash transfers as well as providing space for broader discussion on social protection as a whole.