Experts push Ramaphosa to implement basic income support for the poor

Experts push Ramaphosa to implement basic income support for the poor

There’s a major brouhaha playing out ahead of the president’s State of the Nation Address and the Budget Speech later this month. It all revolves around the potential continuation of the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant and its possible evolution to become a more widespread basic income support to ideally help the country move from historically entrenched social inequalities. The idea of basic income support (BIS) was first raised in the National Assembly by Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu almost a year ago and it seemed to find favour with all political parties at the time.

Her department, […]

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