Basic Income Grant Is Unaffordable, Researchers Say

Basic Income Grant Is Unaffordable, Researchers Say

In 2020, a report by the United Nations found that one in five South Africans live in extreme poverty. Poverty, along with high levels of unemployment and inequality require solutions from the government to improve the lives of South Africans.

Last year, the Department of Social Development (DSD) commissioned a study into the impact that a Basic Income Grant (BIG) would have on South Africa.

The team of experts argued that South Africa should gradually introduce a BIG as it would not result in major trade-offs in relation to existing social support mechanisms, economic sustainability and the fiscal position of […]

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