Basic income grant can stimulate South Africa’s economy

Basic income grant can stimulate South Africa's economy

The Social Policy Initiative’s two scenarios would meet basic needs and tackle unemployment

The government’s shameful decision not to pay the R350 a month social relief of distress grant during April and May and withhold R8-billion from 11 million people who had previously received it has highlighted the need for South Africa to introduce a basic income grant at the end of March 2023.
In a statement, five civil society organisations said: "The minister has confirmed that while 13.4 million people in South Africa have no income and 18.3 million live below the food poverty line , the budget allocation […]

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