SABCnews: Dr. Nqobile Zulu speaks on the School Governing Body (SGB) elections and impact of the COVID-19 conditions

SABCnews: Dr. Nqobile Zulu speaks on the School Governing Body (SGB) elections and impact of the COVID-19 conditions

While the country gears up for local government elections, questions are also being asked about School Governing Body (SGB) under Covid-19 conditions In light...

Resonance FM: Poverty and the dire state of women in South Africa

Resonance FM: Poverty and the dire state of women in South Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: More women, especially African women, in South Africa are disadvantaged and...

Press Release: A Call For A Better Poverty Measure

Press Release: A Call For A Better Poverty Measure

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2021 A CALL FOR A BETTER POVERTY MEASURE   Johannesburg: According to data released by Statistics...

SPII Talk II: Mpho Mhlongo, on Civil Society Organisations and Public Participation

SPII Talk II: Mpho Mhlongo, on Civil Society Organisations and Public Participation

Civil Society Organisations (“CSOs”) often work closely with members of communities that often fall through the cracks of Government’s socio-economic development plans. Such organisations...

SPII Talk II: Dr. Nqobile Zulu, Research Manager

SPII Talk II: Dr. Nqobile Zulu, Research Manager

Introduction The South African Schools Act 1996 (Act 84 of 1996) (SASA) stipulates that a School Governing Board (SGB) must be elected every three...

SPII Talk II: Lehlohlonolo Kekana on Budgeting for change

SPII Talk II: Lehlohlonolo Kekana on Budgeting for change

In a democratic society that encourages a citizen-state relationship premised on public participation in the constitution, and as a way of enabling the division...

SPII Talk II: Hannah Atkins, research Intern

SPII Talk II: Hannah Atkins, research Intern

Looking back Covid related lockdowns, social distancing requirements and limits on venue capacity restricted the ways people traditionally gathered to discuss issues, and forced...

SPII Talk II: Director’s note

SPII Talk II: Director’s note

  It seems ironic that the global status of isolating and social and economic lockdowns caused by the Coronavirus Covid-19 has led to a...

Sunday Times: Op-ed by Isobel Frye on the Green paper

Sunday Times: Op-ed by Isobel Frye on the Green paper

‘The controversy is inevitable; ‘vested interests’, private and bureaucratic, are challenged in a hundred ways. Writes Isobel Frye for the Sunday Times on the...

Newzroom Afrika: Social Development backtracks on Green Paper

Newzroom Afrika: Social Development backtracks on Green Paper

Following the withdrawal of the Green Paper, the director of the Studies of Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) Isobel Frye, is joined by the...

Op-ed: Christina van Straten: Why the BIG is a solution for Gender-Based Violence

Op-ed: Christina van Straten: Why the BIG is a solution for Gender-Based Violence

"The fact that dignified people are more productive is at the epicentre of this issue, yet it is tough to be dignified when you...

Op-ed: A basic income grant is urgent if we are to avoid the next social explosion that destroys our common humanity

Op-ed: A basic income grant is urgent if we are to avoid the next social explosion that destroys our common humanity

The following is an Op-ed by Isobel Frye on how a basic income grant will be beneficial to the labour force as well as...