SPII Talk Newsletter 3rd Quarter July – September 2017
SPII has always protested against the level of the three poverty lines since adoption in 2012, compared to other studies that consider the cost of a decent standard of living, such as that published monthly by PACSA. The three poverty lines in 2015 were the food poverty line (the absolute basic survivalist sum needed for a person to afford the minimalist food to keep them alive per month) of R441 per person per month), the Lower bound poverty line of R647 per person per month, and the Upper bound poverty level of R992 per person per month). According to the report, in 2015, 55,5% of people lived in poverty below R992 per month. One in four people lived below the survivalist Food poverty line of R441 – in other words, living with chronic hunger.
- SAfm: The Talking Point with Isobel Frye and Cathy Mohlahlana
- eNCA: R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, discussion with Isobel Frye
- The Watchdog outlines the need for a Basic Income Grant
- Letter: Judith’s Prudence, Daily Maverick
- New calls for the basic income grant – Cape Talk radio
- The Academy of Science in South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), cordially invites you to the webinar outlining Inequality and Poverty
- The importance of basic income grant is highlighted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
- BIG is best: Civil society campaign highlights urgency of basic income grant after recent looting
- Media Advisory: Mandela Day Lecture: SPII Proposes BIG Solutions to Growing Poverty and Unrest is SA
- Op-ed: #UnrestSA: Painful corrective or forerunner of things to come?