BIG: A dialogue on the Universal Basic Income (UBI/BIG)

BIG: A dialogue on the Universal Basic Income (UBI/BIG)

The Basic Income Grant (BIG) is not a silver-bullet solution for every problem to every problem in South Africa, but it is a multi-faceted...

The Daily Vox: Is the ‘sad generation’ really the future of South Africa? (Unemployment)

The Daily Vox: Is the ‘sad generation’ really the future of South Africa? (Unemployment)

Not so long ago, Statistics South Africa released the latest labour market figures that placed the unemployment rate at an all-time high since the 2008 recession....

Why We Need Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Why It Needs Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Why We Need Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Why It Needs Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute support all ideas revolving around the Basic income grant/Universal Basic Income (UBI), the following article is an exerpt...

Newzroom Afrika: Nkululeko Majozi joins discussion on the 2021 poverty line update

Newzroom Afrika: Nkululeko Majozi joins discussion on the 2021 poverty line update

Studies in poverty and Inequality Institute’s Nkuleleko Majozi speaks to Thami Ngubeni from Newzroom Afrika on the updated national poverty lines for 2021 which...

SAfm: Nkululeko Majozi discusses how we should measure poverty

SAfm: Nkululeko Majozi discusses how we should measure poverty

Most people who care about measuring poverty—policymakers, academics, non-profit organisations, and the like—agree that the way the government currently determines poverty levels and social...

Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute’s Mpho Mhlongo joins Are We Transforming to discuss her views on social security issues and how they should...

The Daily Vox: Op-ed by Christina van Straten on poverty

The Daily Vox: Op-ed by Christina van Straten on poverty

Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa’s gold-medal-girl acted as a beacon of hope for the country when she proved to be the best breaststroke swimmer the...

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, withdrew the Green Paper, without a specific reason yesterday. Isobel Frye, director of the Studies in Poverty...

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...

Article: Cosatu welcomes ‘long overdue’ social security fund

Article: Cosatu welcomes ‘long overdue’ social security fund

The following is an excerpt from The Sowetan: The government’s proposal of a statutory pension and insurance regime funded through mandatory contributions from workers...