There has been mounting pressure by civil society groups for Ramaphosa to convert the temporary R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress grant into a permanent income support for adults aged 18 to 59. FILE PICTURE. The Assembly of the Unemployed and other civic organisations have continued to urge President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement a permanent basic income grant, and said it was “disheartening” that experts advised against it.
A report of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) presented to Ramaphosa on January 13 was leaked to the media. The report issued a strong warning to Ramaphosa not to implement a […]