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...

SADC Basic Income Grant e-Newsletter

The latest issue of the SADC Basic Income Grant Newsletter is Out. There are new and exciting developments, news,  recommended readings and forthcoming events...

SPII Annual Report 2013

THE PAST YEAR HAS PROVED TO BE A VERY Significant one and history will no doubt favour us with an ability to gauge the...

Africa Tax and Inequality Report February 2014

By Christian Aid –  After a decade of high growth, a new narrative of optimism has taken hold about Africa and its economic prospects....

Recommendations of the AU Expert Meeting – Cape Town

SPII Director Isobel Frye and Senior Economic Researcher Taku Fundira recently participated in the AU High Level Expert Meeting on Children and Social Protection...

Lack of Social Protection for Women in Informal Employment: Would the Universal Big Income Grant be the Answer?

Substantial allocations of the national budgets are being invested annually in social protection policies and programme to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability...

SADC BIG e-Newsletter Issue 2

Social Protection has never been as important as it is now in Southern Africa. We at the Secretariat are excited about the call for...

SADC BIG E-Newsletter Issue 1 March 2014

The Southern African Development Community member states are characterized by high levels of poverty and some of the highest levels of inequality globally, albeit...

The right to social security and primary health care in Zandspruit informal settlement South Africa

There is increasing interest in South Africa in the development of methodologies and tools for measuring, monitoring and evaluating the progressive realisation of socio-economic...

Budget analysis

This review reflects the findings of SPII’s investigation into National and Provincial budget allocations over a 5 year period 2007/08 – 2011/12. Although the tax...

Social Security policy review

This policy review has been undertaken as part of a broader project conducted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII). The objectives...

Towards Transformation – Measuring, Monitoring & Evaluating Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

Few people would disagree that the realisation of socio-economic rights (SERs) is key for overcoming South Africa’s persistent struggle with poverty and inequality. The...