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...

Examining the Oxfam Report Into Inequality – Podcast

South Africa is the most unequal country in the world, according to a World Bank 2018 study of 149 countries.  Inequality is rising globally...

Vat Increase

Vat Increase

Value Added Tax will be increased to 15% from 1 April 2018. Some say it’s a necessary step to keep the economy on track,...

SPII Talk Newsletter 4th Quarter October – December 2017

SPII Talk Newsletter 4th Quarter October – December 2017

During this period, the South African government and its parastatals were plagued by the exposure of numerous scandals, including allegations of state capture and...

SPII Annual Report 2015

As we approach a decade since SPII was established, we are proud to announce that the organisation has grown significantly; both in standing and...

SPII WELCOMES FAZEL RANDERA ONTO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) – an independent research think tank that focuses on generating new knowledge, information and analysis in the...

African Dialogue, 1 Feb FOOD SECURITY

South Africa amongst other SADC countries is forced to import maize as drought and soaring temperature levels have destroyed crops. South Africa will need...

SPII WELCOMES ALAN FINE ONTO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) – an independent research think tank that focuses on generating new knowledge, information and analysis in the...

National Minimum Wage

Pleas find the link to a very current research on a National Minimum Wage for South Africa. SPII is part of the Community Constituency’s...

SA’s budget still transparent, but devil is in lack of details

BY ALBERT VAN ZYL AND JAY KRUUSE — THE newly released Open Budget index for 2015 is widely seen as the global measure for...

2015 SADC People’s Summit Communique

                                          ‘RECLAIMING SADC FOR...

Busiso Moyo on Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2015

At 25, Busiso Moyo has gained a strong reputation as a human rights advocate, with colleagues describing him as an activist of “high level...