A Life Without Struggle In SA Is Achievable

A Life Without Struggle In SA Is Achievable

In among all the numbers, we have lost sight of dignity, and our value and worth as human beings. Poverty and inequality are the...

Ailing Economy Weakens Fight Against Poverty

Ailing Economy Weakens Fight Against Poverty

https://youtu.be/z_5ZIvygLqM SPII weighs in on the traumatic experience of structural, intergenerational poverty in South Africa and points to the increased need for, and relevance...

How Can We Change Our Economic Trajectory?

How Can We Change Our Economic Trajectory?

Isobel Frye, Director of SPII, in a panel discussion about the economic trajectory of South Africa, pointing to seismic shifts in relation to unemployment.

Analysis Of Statistics On Poverty In South Africa: Sacha Knox

Analysis Of Statistics On Poverty In South Africa: Sacha Knox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WpWayx8Yio&fbclid=IwAR38GfCUxdBtTF2V5O9gbceNRVRYQLQOmYJta-Nz2xEZI8hnmPKJVi26m8M Sacha Knox, Senior Researcher and Budget Analyst at SPII, discussing the new Poverty Lines from StatsSA, Inequality in South Africa and the need...

A Basic Income Grant Could Be The Key To Uplifting Millions Out Of Poverty

A Basic Income Grant Could Be The Key To Uplifting Millions Out Of Poverty

Introducing a basic income grant, or ‘Freedom Dividend’, of R1,000 a month will help those who are unemployed and bring minimum-wage earners’ incomes closer...

Grand Dreams Of Going Boldly Into The Future Mean Little When Millions Go To Bed Hungry

Grand Dreams Of Going Boldly Into The Future Mean Little When Millions Go To Bed Hungry

Hunger does not allow for a decent life. Hunger prevents children from optimal development and learning and prevents adults from being fully productive members...

Pre- SONA 2019 Media Release on Gender Based Violence

FEMINIST CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL ON PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF FINANCE TO MAKE GOOD ON PROMISES TO FUND THE FIGHT AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 20...

Call For Government To Open Procurement Data To Public Scrutiny

Call For Government To Open Procurement Data To Public Scrutiny

Public contracting is the meeting point of significant power and money and in most countries, these systems are characterised by convoluted, opaque planning. According...

Headlining Poverty Again: Tired Of Promises

Headlining Poverty Again: Tired Of Promises

Poverty is political. It is about choices, values and self- interest. It is about power, about winners and losers. If you think it too...

Jobless And Hopeless: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

Jobless And Hopeless: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

South Africa’s sixth post-apartheid administration under President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hit the ground running in relooking at how to address poverty and inequality....

Distress Or Destitution – Why South Africa’s Social Grants Ignore The Masses Of Unemployed

Distress Or Destitution – Why South Africa’s Social Grants Ignore The Masses Of Unemployed

It is remarkable that South Africa’s social security laws are still based on the pre-1994 Social Assistance Act, with tweaks. These laws were aimed...

The Budget Justice Coalition Reaffirms The Need For A Rights-Orientated Budget

The Budget Justice Coalition notes the irony of a budget handed down on World Day of Social Justice that slashes R50.3 billion from social...

InvitationAs the 6th administration begins its work in earnest, we demonstrate how the DSL provides an integrated framework for measuring progressive realisation of a Decent Standard of Living  and Living Wage.

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