A Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

It is for this reason that Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), has developed...

Policy Brief 8 – Indicators for the Right to Food

This policy brief introduces our indicators for the right to food. These indicators, which have been developed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders,...

Charity or justice?

In 2005, President Mandela spoke these words to a crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square, London, campaigning for the end of poverty. As I was...

SADC BIG 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...

Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa

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

Hunger in the land of Enough

Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of...

SADC BIG NEWSLETTER ISSUE 3

The latest issue of the SADC BIG Campaign Newsletter is out. Click here for more

Why a SADC BIG funded predominantly from taxing extractives should be seriously considered!

Fundamentally, fiscal policy shapes the environment in which trade, investment and development take place. Central to the current economic development agenda, taxation should provide...

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...

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...