SPII Opinions

BUDGETING IN AN ERA OF AUSTERITY AND STATE CAPTURE: A FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF BUDGET POLICIES AND OUTCOMES

This submission is informed by a range of civil society organisations (CSOs) who are part of the Budget Justice Coalition, including the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), the Children’s Institute at UCT, the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI), Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), the National Shelter Movement, OxfamSA, Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity (PMEJD), the Public […]

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The Poor are Getting Poorer

The Poor are Getting Poorer

LIFE for the poor is not getting better in South Africa. While economic growth and empowerment is always on government’s lips, ordinary citizens aren’t benefiting. In South Africa more than 90 percent of black people live in poverty and this isn’t getting any better, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Read more

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Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 February 2018

Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 February 2018

Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 FEBRUARY 2018 PRESS RELEASE CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET Broad collective of socio-economic rights organisations offer example of a budget which takes ordinary South Africans seriously. Minister Gigaba will be asked to make hard, but essential budget choices in his first budget speech in Parliament tomorrow. But the Minister’s task will be to allocate funds […]

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