DLL Publications and Reports

Colloquium Report 2018

Colloquium Report 2018

There is a crucial link that exists between the right to a decent standard of life and the right to DIGNITY. The right to dignity is an inalienable right guaranteed in Section 10 of the South African Constitution. TOWARDS DECENT LIFE FOR ALL Read Full Report

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2017 Annual DSL Colloquium

2017 Annual DSL Colloquium

Colloquium on a Decent Standard of Living. #QualityofLife Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute Parktonian Hotel, Braamfontein 26-27 September 2017 Introduction In 2016, the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute held a conference: Towards a Decent Standard of Living on the 10th of November. The aim of the conference was advancing social dialogue around the concept of a decent standard of living, to combine both […]

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An Introduction To The Decent Standard of Living Threshold and The Decent Standard of Living Index

An Introduction To The Decent Standard of Living Threshold and The Decent Standard of Living Index

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Launch of a Decent Standard of Living for South Africa

A Decent Standard of Living will be released for the first time in South Africa on Tuesday 20 November. This standard is set at R7 043 per person per month – a standard that less than 4% of South Africans currently enjoy. South Africa is a text book example for post – liberation economic inequalities. The absolute numbers of people battling to survive on a daily […]

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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 of living for all as the objective of a development project that is firmly rooted in human rights. So says Gunnel Axelsson Nycander and Gunilla Palm at the Swedish Church International Work. ”Ingen fattigdom” heter det första globala hållbarhetsmålet i Agenda […]

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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 DSL measure be useful? How will the DSL and Decent Standard of Living Index (DSLI) be constructed? How could the DSL be updated?   Download Presentation

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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 government of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which former President Nelson Mandela signed at the UN in September 1994. The South African National Development Plan 2030 too makes specific reference to the attainment of a decent […]

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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 22 November 2013, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), the Labour Research Service (LRS) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) held a second seminar as part of the project “Constructing of a Basket of Basic Goods and Services in a Democratic South Africa”. […]

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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 an Appendix with useful current poverty, unemployment and social grant information. Despite the political transition in 1994 from an exclusionary, racial capitalist state under Apartheid to an inclusive democratic one, and notwithstanding having one of the most progressive constitutions globally, South Africa continues to face the […]

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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 Living Level. The meeting was held at NEDLAC House, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Presenters and individuals that attended the meeting have an interest in a Minimum Living and were advocating for it in their respective institutions. In his opening remarks, the CEO of NEDLAC, Alistair Smith, called […]

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SPII 2018 Annual Report

South Africa has had quite a tumultuous year. The ruling party received a new president (Cyril Ramaphosa) and a revised ‘top six’ leadership, announced at its Elective Conference on 16 December 2017…….

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