SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter 2021

SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter 2021

This is the first edition of SPII Talk for 2021 and we have much to celebrate as an institute. We have been joined by...

SPII Talk Newsletter 2nd Quarter April – June 2020

SPII Talk Newsletter 2nd Quarter April – June 2020

To say that 2020 is a year unlike anything I have ever lived through is as trite as it is profound in my view....

SPII Talk Newsletter 3rd Quarter April– June 2019

SPII Talk Newsletter 3rd Quarter April– June 2019

What does the future of poverty look like? David Francis, Deputy Director of the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at Wits University, tackles that...

Headlining Poverty Again: Tired Of Promises

Headlining Poverty Again: Tired Of Promises

Poverty is political. It is about choices, values and self- interest. It is about power, about winners and losers. If you think it too...

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....

SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter January – March 2019

SPII Talk Newsletter 1st Quarter January – March 2019

As I write this, my neighbourhood has experienced four days of uninterrupted electricity supply, after weeks of frustrating load shedding. Stories of the impact...

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...

SPII Talk Newsletter 3rd Quarter August – November 2018

SPII Talk Newsletter 3rd Quarter August – November 2018

The cost of the corruption has often been estimated in numerical terms. But surely there is another toll that the nefarious project has taken:...

AUSTERITY IN THE MIDST OF INEQUALITY THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS

AUSTERITY IN THE MIDST OF INEQUALITY THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS

  This factsheet examines the enjoyment of economic and social rights in South Africa, ahead of the country’s first appearance before the UN Committee...

Stimulus in a Time of Austerity? Tito Mboweni forgot to ask the people

A girl cries outside her family shack after a violent service delivery protest near Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 September 2013. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK Smoke...

Joint Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,

This report on the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights in South Africa (focusing on selected issues and rights) is a joint initiative...

SPII Talk Newsletter 2nd Quarter April – July 2018

SPII Talk Newsletter 2nd Quarter April – July 2018

In this edition of SPII Talk, Nsimbi helps us understand the disastrous human consequences of a failing land reform programme. Nsimbi, a 56-year-old domestic...