Decent Standard of Living

S Africans need about R 7 000 per person/per month to survive: Study

S Africans need about R 7 000 per person/per month to survive: Study

Standard of Living – Poverty Reduction Goal of Truly International Development

Standard of living – poverty reduction goal of truly international development Should work remain reducing poverty? Maybe it’s time to see a fair standard...

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Decent Standard of Living Index (DSLI) Project Meeting 22 June 2018 Overview What is a Decent Standard of Living (DSL) threshold? How might a...

Towards a Decent Standard of Living – Policy Brief Number 4

The discussion regarding a decent standard of living in South Africa has received renewed impetus with the ratification in 2015 by the South African...

Sufficiency Dialogue 2017 in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation – 14 March 2017

Sufficiency Dialogue 2017 in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation – 14 March 2017

The dialogue sought to get to the heart of what citizens desire and deem enough to feel safe, fed, secure and enabled to perform...

Policy Brief 3 – Towards a Decent Living Level

By Isobel Frye — Policy Brief: Participative Construction of a Basket of Basic Goods and Services for a Decent Living Level in a Democratic South Africa On...

Policy Brief 2 – Towards a Decent Living Level

By Isobel Frye — This Policy Brief sets out the parameters of a new study into developing a minimum living level being undertaken by SPII and contains...

POLICY BRIEF 1 – Towards a Decent Living Level

On 27 September 2013, Studies in Poverty and Inequality (SPII) and the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) held the first consultative team meeting to discuss a National Minimum...

Decent Living Level

Introduction What constitutes a decent standard of living for people in South Africa? The aim of this ongoing project is to derive an understanding...

Working Paper No 9 – Report on initial exploratory focus group research into a decent living level

The National Development Plan (NDP) aims to eliminate all poverty and reduce inequality in South Africa by 2030 .[1] The poverty line used to...

Towards A Decent Living Level Seminar Report

The third Decent Living Level Seminar, held on the 30th of July 2014, further explored modalities for promoting dialogue towards reaching consensus on a...

The Measurement of Poverty in South Africa Project: Key issues

Poverty is a contested concept; and it is contested with good reason. Arguments over how poverty should be conceptualised, defined and measured go beyond semantics...

Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

South Africa’s largest active labour market intervention (ALMP) is the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Its first five‐year phase has been completed and a...

Working paper No 3: Literature review and policy synopsis of the “Social Wage” in South Africa

Unusually for a society undergoing such a recent democratic transition the South African policy environment reflects high levels of comparability to, and many topical...