Basic income grant can stimulate South Africa’s economy

Basic income grant can stimulate South Africa’s economy

Desperate: People queue outside a labour department office to apply for Unemployment Insurance Fund payouts during the Covid-19 outbreak. But unemployment was a problem before the pandemic. Photo: Delwyn Verasamy 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 […]

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