BIG in SA –  the BIG website in SA on 17 November 2021.

BIG in SA – the BIG website in SA on 17 November 2021.

The launch of the BIG website South Africa is a country that takes your heart and soul and can be cruel and kind, but...

eNCA: Mid-term budget | Concern over budget cuts (MTBPS)

eNCA: Mid-term budget | Concern over budget cuts (MTBPS)

Dr. Nqobile Zulu, Research Manager at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute joins eNCA for a discussion on the Mid-term budget cuts (MTBPS)....

A universal basic income grant (UBIG) and why South Africa needs it

A universal basic income grant (UBIG) and why South Africa needs it

Something other than doubts about the workability or fairness of the scheme is at play here, however. The real worry is that a household...

R350 SRD Grant Rapid Assessment: Final Report

R350 SRD Grant Rapid Assessment: Final Report

Introduction and Background South Africa went into a nation-wide lockdown from 26 March 2020, which was extended through a risk-adjusted approach ranging from Alert...

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series (2/3)

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series (2/3)

South Africa is a country characterised by gross poverty, inequality, and destitution. Unemployment is at an all-time high with a rate of 44.4%. With...

SABC News: Extreme poverty is on the rise

SABC News: Extreme poverty is on the rise

For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise. United Nations Secretary General António Guterres made the remarks, marking the...

Global Basic Income Grant (BIG) Pilots Since 2000

Global Basic Income Grant (BIG) Pilots Since 2000

This research paper builds on SPII’s 2021 research report reviewing social transfer programmes within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and global social protection...

Press Release: Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute launches critical research on Global universal Basic Income Guarantee Pilots and their lessons for South Africa 20 October 2021.

Press Release: Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute launches critical research on Global universal Basic Income Guarantee Pilots and their lessons for South Africa 20 October 2021.

Press Release For immediate release Tuesday 19 October 2021 Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute launches critical research on Global universal Basic Income Guarantee...

PowerFM: Unpacking the recent acts of lawlessness and instability that have rocked the country

PowerFM: Unpacking the recent acts of lawlessness and instability that have rocked the country

The Social Security Researcher at the Studies in poverty and inequality Institute, Nkululeko Majozi and the Director of Workers World Media Production, Martin Jansen...

SABC News: International day for the poverty eradication

SABC News: International day for the poverty eradication

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on the 17th of October annually. In 1987 on that day, over a hundred thousand...

The Star: Universal income policy is vital

The Star: Universal income policy is vital

Isobel Frye, executive director at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), writes on a Universal policy: STORES are stocking their aisles with...

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series (1/3)

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series (1/3)

South Africa is a country characterised by gross poverty, inequality, and destitution. Unemployment is at an all-time high with a rate of 44.4%. With...