2018 NATIONAL BUDGET DIALOGUE ON THE SA APPROPRIATION BILL

SPII was invited as a key Respondent to one of the first Consultative process organised by the Standing Committee on Appropriations following the tabling...

Vulekamali Newsletter Issue 1 2018

Vulekamali Newsletter Issue 1 2018

IMALI YETHU is a coalition of civil society organisations working with the South African National Treasury to make budget information more accessible, user-friendly and...

The Crucial Role of local CSOs in helping communities reduce poverty

The Crucial Role of local CSOs in helping communities reduce poverty

The unemployment in South Africa went up to 27.1 % in the third quarter of 2016 from 26.6 in the previous period. The number...

SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter January – March 2018

SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter January – March 2018

SPII Talk Newsletter: South Africa Rebooting It’s been quite an eventful first quarter of the year. The political hangover of the ANC’s 54th conference...

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,...

Fact Sheet #4 Decent Work in South Africa

Fact Sheet #4 Decent Work in South Africa

THE CONSTITUTION RECOGNISES RIGHTS TO FAIR LABOUR PRACTICES AND TO CHOOSE ONE’S OCCUPATION FREELY BUT SOUTH AFRICA’S RATIFICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC,...

Fact Sheet #3- Social Security in South Africa

Fact Sheet #3- Social Security in South Africa

18 - 59 YEAR OLD ABLE-BODIED WORKING PEOPLE DO NOT RECEIVE GRANTS,AND THE CHILD SUPPORT GRANT FALLS FAR SHORT OF THE AMOUNT NEEDED TO...

Occasional Paper

Occasional Paper

Occasional Paper The inclusion of socio-economic rights in South Africa’s first democratic Constitution envisioned the reconstruction and transformation of a divided and deeply unequal...

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...

Basic Needs Basket Workshop: Report 8-9 December 2016

It is widely known that South Africa has one of the world’s highest inequality rates, which has contributed to widespread food insecurity and persistent...

‘BIG’ appointment at SPII

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

The World Bank Goes Silent on South Africa

In his seminal book The Anti-Politics Machine Stanford University anthropologist James Ferguson criticised the World Bank’s 1980s understanding of Lesotho as a “traditional subsistence...

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