DLL Publications and Reports

Colloquium 2019

Colloquium 2019

A composite report of the proceedings of the 2019 Colloquium and the 2019 Research and Publications on expanding a Decent Standard of Living in South Africa Introduction of a DSL and Objective of the Colloquium: The Decent Standard of Living (DSL) research was launched in November 2018. It is the result of a multi-year study by three research organisations, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute […]

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Dr Wiseman Magasela – Address at the Decent Standard of Living Colloquium

Dr Wiseman Magasela – Address at the Decent Standard of Living Colloquium

Address at the Decent Standard of Living Colloquium, 31 October 2019, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria Challenges and Contestations: Building an inclusive society and remaining true to our constitutional values through advancing a comprehensive decent standard of living approach. Ladies and Gentlemen! Let us start with the important but often forgotten fact: In South Africa, it is the majority of citizens that is poor. It is […]

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Change essential for South Africans to have a decent standard of living

Change essential for South Africans to have a decent standard of living

The DSL Colloquium in Pretoria centred on ‘disrupting poverty’ and moving towards providing a decent life for all. The adoption of the Decent Standard of Living (DSL) approach is important considering the current socio-economic situation, according to Philip Alston, a UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty. “We are not just trying to satisfy the bare minimum, but to really promote the notion of DSL that […]

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Decent living standard is possible

Decent living standard is possible

In South Africa, each person has a constitutional right to live a life of dignity, a right to access to food and shelter, and basic services such as water, electricity and proper sanitation. An impartial research on poverty and inequality conducted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute and the Labour Research Service has produced in-depth analysis […]

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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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