A basic income grant: The nitty-gritty and feasibility of this proposed idea

A basic income grant: The nitty-gritty and feasibility of this proposed idea

At almost 35%, the unemployment rate as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people have prompted government to build a policy document that will justify why South Africa needs a basic income grant. FILE: Social distancing is enforced at a shopping centre where social grant recipients are collecting their payouts on 30 March 2020. Picture: @The_DSD/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – A panel appointed by the Department of Social Development, the International Labor Organisation and the United Nations-backed Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund has proposed that South Africa introduces a basic income grant for unemployed 18- to […]

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