How Can We Change Our Economic Trajectory?

How Can We Change Our Economic Trajectory?

Isobel Frye, Director of SPII, in a panel discussion about the economic trajectory of South Africa, pointing to seismic shifts in relation to unemployment.

Analysis Of Statistics On Poverty In South Africa: Sacha Knox

Analysis Of Statistics On Poverty In South Africa: Sacha Knox

  Sacha Knox, Senior Researcher and Budget Analyst at SPII, discussing the new Poverty Lines from StatsSA, Inequality in South Africa and the need...

Grand Dreams Of Going Boldly Into The Future Mean Little When Millions Go To Bed Hungry

Grand Dreams Of Going Boldly Into The Future Mean Little When Millions Go To Bed Hungry

Hunger does not allow for a decent life. Hunger prevents children from optimal development and learning and prevents adults from being fully productive members...

ANALYSING THE ECONOMICS IN THE SONA

ANALYSING THE ECONOMICS IN THE SONA

https://spii.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ANALYSING-THE-ECONOMICS-IN-THE-SONA.mp3 Eusebius had a robust debate with policy and economic experts Duma Gqubule , Busisiwe Radebe and Isobel Frye about the economic data and...

Call For Government To Open Procurement Data To Public Scrutiny

Call For Government To Open Procurement Data To Public Scrutiny

Public contracting is the meeting point of significant power and money and in most countries, these systems are characterised by convoluted, opaque planning. According...

Poverty levels in SA with Isobel Frye

Poverty levels in SA with Isobel Frye

  As the country digests the low GDP figures, we continue to look at the impact this has on poverty.We are now joined by...

SOLUTIONS TO THE JOBS CRISIS – The Eusebius McKaiser Show

SOLUTIONS TO THE JOBS CRISIS – The Eusebius McKaiser Show

https://spii.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SOLUTIONS-TO-THE-JOBS-CRISIS.mp3 Eusebius hosted a discussion with Dr Thabi Leoka (economist), Neil Coleman (policy analyst and co-director of Institute for Economic Justice) and Isobel Frye...

Jobless And Hopeless: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

Jobless And Hopeless: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

South Africa’s sixth post-apartheid administration under President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hit the ground running in relooking at how to address poverty and inequality....

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...

Budget Justice Coalition post-MTBPS Press Statement: No winners from Minister Mboweni’s #MTBPS2018 address

Budget Justice Coalition post-MTBPS Press Statement: No winners from Minister Mboweni’s #MTBPS2018 address

Cape Town, 25 October 2018 – Rather than taking bold steps to stimulate the economy and embark on a more inclusive growth path, the Medium...

Civil society organisations test government’s commitment to human rights

South Africa risks continued failures to fulfil its human rights obligations to people if the government’s austerity policy is maintained, civil society organisations have warned at...