BIG: A dialogue on the Universal Basic Income (UBI/BIG)

BIG: A dialogue on the Universal Basic Income (UBI/BIG)

The Basic Income Grant (BIG) is not a silver-bullet solution for every problem to every problem in South Africa, but it is a multi-faceted...

The Daily Vox: Is the ‘sad generation’ really the future of South Africa? (Unemployment)

The Daily Vox: Is the ‘sad generation’ really the future of South Africa? (Unemployment)

Not so long ago, Statistics South Africa released the latest labour market figures that placed the unemployment rate at an all-time high since the 2008 recession....

Why We Need Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Why It Needs Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Why We Need Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Why It Needs Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute support all ideas revolving around the Basic income grant/Universal Basic Income (UBI), the following article is an exerpt...

SABCnews: Dr. Nqobile Zulu speaks on the School Governing Body (SGB) elections and impact of the COVID-19 conditions

SABCnews: Dr. Nqobile Zulu speaks on the School Governing Body (SGB) elections and impact of the COVID-19 conditions

While the country gears up for local government elections, questions are also being asked about School Governing Body (SGB) under Covid-19 conditions In light...

Newzroom Afrika: Nkululeko Majozi joins discussion on the 2021 poverty line update

Newzroom Afrika: Nkululeko Majozi joins discussion on the 2021 poverty line update

Studies in poverty and Inequality Institute’s Nkuleleko Majozi speaks to Thami Ngubeni from Newzroom Afrika on the updated national poverty lines for 2021 which...

SAfm: Nkululeko Majozi discusses how we should measure poverty

SAfm: Nkululeko Majozi discusses how we should measure poverty

Most people who care about measuring poverty—policymakers, academics, non-profit organisations, and the like—agree that the way the government currently determines poverty levels and social...

Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute’s Mpho Mhlongo joins Are We Transforming to discuss her views on social security issues and how they should...

Resonance FM: Poverty and the dire state of women in South Africa

Resonance FM: Poverty and the dire state of women in South Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: More women, especially African women, in South Africa are disadvantaged and...

Press Release: A Call For A Better Poverty Measure

Press Release: A Call For A Better Poverty Measure

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2021 A CALL FOR A BETTER POVERTY MEASURE   Johannesburg: According to data released by Statistics...

The Daily Vox: Op-ed by Christina van Straten on poverty

The Daily Vox: Op-ed by Christina van Straten on poverty

Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa’s gold-medal-girl acted as a beacon of hope for the country when she proved to be the best breaststroke swimmer the...

Sunday Times: Op-ed by Isobel Frye on the Green paper

Sunday Times: Op-ed by Isobel Frye on the Green paper

‘The controversy is inevitable; ‘vested interests’, private and bureaucratic, are challenged in a hundred ways. Writes Isobel Frye for the Sunday Times on the...

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, withdrew the Green Paper, without a specific reason yesterday. Isobel Frye, director of the Studies in Poverty...