Press Release: Critical research on universal Basic Income Grant (BIG)

Press Release: Critical research on universal Basic Income Grant (BIG)

Press Release For immediate release Tuesday 12 October 2021 Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute launches critical research on universal Basic Income Grant (BIG)...

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series 13, 20, 22 October 2021

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series 13, 20, 22 October 2021

SPII-FES Basic Income Grant (BIG) Webinar Series 13, 20, 22 October 2021 Supported by Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation, Telkom and NEDLAC Community Constituency In 2021,...

The DailyVox: Youth Unemployment in South Africa

The DailyVox: Youth Unemployment in South Africa

We all read the stats – youth unemployment is a ticking bomb- but what are we actually doing to ensure that young SA have the skills,...

ChaiFM: How can we bridge the gap between the poor and wealthy?

ChaiFM: How can we bridge the gap between the poor and wealthy?

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute’s Director, Isobel Frye, speaks to ChaiFM on the Basic income Grant and the Decent Standard of Living project....

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...