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 abound in my suburb in Melville, in particular about SMMEs whose equipment has been damaged by the shutdowns, and others who have suffered a huge loss in revenue. These are just the people we come across in everyday encounters. One shudders to think of the picture elsewhere in South Africa, or what it will look like six months from now, not to mention a year.
As I write this, South Africa has sent sniffer dogs and helicopters to Zimbabwe to help recover the bodies of hundreds of people who may have been buried alive in mudslides caused by Cyclone Idai.
I am contemplating: this crisis or that? Which supersedes the other? The fair, rational answer, I hope, is neither. We must confront both with equal purpose, which is why we have selected Zimbabwe as the focus of this edition of SPII Talk.
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- SPII Talk Newsletter 2nd Quarter April – June 2020
- Media Statement: People United in National Day of Working Class Action
- What is the Big Idea? Managing the Expectations of the Basic Income Grant
- Think Big – Basic Income Grant Needs to Be About More Than Just Food, Say Researchers
- Grants Still Not Paid Out
- How Covid-19 Created a Humanitarian Crisis in SA – Podcast
- SPII’s Submission on the Division of Revenue Bill – Health Perspective
- BIG Announcement
- Basic Income Grant Implementation on the Table for South Africa