Launch of the SADC and Namibia BIG Reports

The following two research reports form part of a research project that SPII have undertaken over the past two years with funding support from...

Universal Basic Income in South Africa: Perspectives from Private Sector and Civil Society

Universal Basic Income in South Africa: Perspectives from Private Sector and Civil Society

The global pandemic has exposed an underlying gap which exists in South Africa and has stressed the need for a basic income grant due...

ACT Ubumbano Learning Hub #5

ACT Ubumbano Learning Hub #5

Community voice, human dignity, and the demand for a Basic Income Grant. Monday, 14 September 2020, ACT Ubumbano hosted a webinar to reflect on...

Calls for Government to Make Relief Measures Permanent

Calls for Government to Make Relief Measures Permanent

Basic Income Grant could be a massive game changer which transforms South Africa’s social security system and could be a key contributor to lifting...

Chris Hani Institute – Political Economy Series: Universal Basic Income Guarantee

Chris Hani Institute – Political Economy Series: Universal Basic Income Guarantee

The global pandemic sparks interest around the concept of a universal basic income grant in SA and calls for implementations to be intensified following...

Social Protection Responses in SADC: A Review of Current and Future Cash Transfer Programmes

Social Protection Responses in SADC: A Review of Current and Future Cash Transfer Programmes

SPII alongside with the Southern Africa Trust and OSISA co-hosted a roundtable webinar that considers social cash transfers as a critical policy tool that...

Universal Basic Income In South Africa – Podcast

Universal Basic Income In South Africa – Podcast

Informal Economy Podcast: Social Protection · #17 Universal Basic Income In South Africa

Universal Basic Income: Global Experience and Policy Options for South Africa – ANC and Guy Standing

Universal Basic Income: Global Experience and Policy Options for South Africa – ANC and Guy Standing

Universal Basic Income: Global Experience and Policy Options for South Africa. Source: MyANC - YouTube

Basic Income Support: A Case for South Africa

Basic Income Support: A Case for South Africa

Why A Basic Income Support? Basic income support can eliminate poverty with dignity and security for all Contributes to equity and social cohesion –...

Media Statement: People United in National Day of Working Class Action

On Saturday, 1st August 2020 #PayTheGrants campaign participated in the working class Day of Action in South Africa to protest the state’s dismal response...

What is the Big Idea? Managing the Expectations of the Basic Income Grant

What is the Big Idea? Managing the Expectations of the Basic Income Grant

Sacha Knox, Senior Researcher & Budget Analyst at The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute on SAfm talking basic income grant and matters incidental...

Think Big – Basic Income Grant Needs to Be About More Than Just Food, Say Researchers

Think Big – Basic Income Grant Needs to Be About More Than Just Food, Say Researchers

The idea of a basic income grant is a response to the failure of government to create jobs, says an expert. Social Development Minister...