Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Are we Transforming: A discussion about the current Social Security System in South Africa

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute’s Mpho Mhlongo joins Are We Transforming to discuss her views on social security issues and how they should...

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

Midday Report: Withdrawal of the Green Paper sparks controversy

The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, withdrew the Green Paper, without a specific reason yesterday. Isobel Frye, director of the Studies in Poverty...

Op-ed: Christina van Straten: Why the BIG is a solution for Gender-Based Violence

Op-ed: Christina van Straten: Why the BIG is a solution for Gender-Based Violence

"The fact that dignified people are more productive is at the epicentre of this issue, yet it is tough to be dignified when you...

Article: Cosatu welcomes ‘long overdue’ social security fund

Article: Cosatu welcomes ‘long overdue’ social security fund

The following is an excerpt from The Sowetan: The government’s proposal of a statutory pension and insurance regime funded through mandatory contributions from workers...

South Africa: Basic income supporters put the issue back on the table

South Africa: Basic income supporters put the issue back on the table

Following the third wave of Covid-19 and the riots last month, the country has put in place a monthly aid of 350 rand -...

SAfm: Financially dependent women are at higher risk of Gender-Based Violence

SAfm: Financially dependent women are at higher risk of Gender-Based Violence

Late night conversations with Patricia Ntuli, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute’s Tina van Straten spoke about Poverty and the correlation to Gender based...

Newzroom Afrika: Leading NPO’s say Womens’ Month can’t be celebrated when most are still suffering

Newzroom Afrika: Leading NPO’s say Womens’ Month can’t be celebrated when most are still suffering

“Apartheid victimised women because of the colour of their skin” – Director of Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, Isobel Frye on the Womens'...

ABC National Radio: Violence and inequality—how the end of apartheid failed black South Africa

ABC National Radio: Violence and inequality—how the end of apartheid failed black South Africa

In the early 1990s, Nelson Mandela and his political party, the ANC, ended apartheid peacefully but the leaders of the new democracy did not...

Op-Ed: I lost my father, then my job, as Covid-19 fuelled youth unemployment

Op-Ed: I lost my father, then my job, as Covid-19 fuelled youth unemployment

I caught Covid-19 in December 2020. And I was incapacitated beyond function, my chest was tight and it was difficult to sleep. I felt...

Article: South Africa has run out of options, say economists

Article: South Africa has run out of options, say economists

"The debate on the social safety net has shifted since the July unrest – and there is now broader agreement that extreme poverty and...

Letter: Judith’s Prudence, Daily Maverick

Letter: Judith’s Prudence, Daily Maverick

‘Now is the winter of our discontent…’ Shakespeare: Richard III, spoken by Gloucester 'Despair is the state we fall into when our imagination fails....

Director at Studies In Poverty And Inequality Institute responds to reasons for unrest

Director at Studies In Poverty And Inequality Institute responds to reasons for unrest

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute Director, Isobel Frye, speaks to Mandy Wiener from 702 during the Midday Report about the current looting, rising...