DA proposes ‘taxless’ basic income grant in South Africa

DA proposes ‘taxless’ basic income grant in South Africa

The opposition Democratic Alliance has outlined its proposal for a basic income grant in South Africa ahead of the national budget on Wednesday (23 February).

The DA said it has been a longstanding supporter of the idea of income support for the unemployed, and that a Basic Income Grant would provide an economic floor for the most vulnerable as well as put money directly in the hands of the people who are best placed to decide where to spend it.

However, the party stressed that such a grant should be funded by economic growth and cutting wasteful government spending – not […]

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