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...

Echoes of 1998 in the student protests

Time for a new economic policy By Terry Bell “The doors of learning and culture shall be opened.” So states the eighth clause of...

Sassa system to refund unauthorised debits “not working”

By Barbara Maregele — An 88-year-old Nyanga resident has had over R2,400 deducted from his pension since April last year for a loan he...

They suffer the cruelty of our care

SA society continues to betray traumatised young women who spiral into a life of drugs and abuse. Preventing all forms of violence against women...

Corporate social investment spend on the decline in SA

A contraction of profits is the primary reason behind a decline in corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa. That’s according to corporate responsibility...