Government must figure out how to best implement a basic income grant, ANC NEC says

Government must figure out how to best implement a basic income grant, ANC NEC says

The African National Congress’s (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that government must look into how to best institute a basic income grant to assist the country’s poor and unemployed, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Ramaphosa said in an address at the conclusion of the NEC’s lekgotla on Sunday that the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant (SRD) of R350 had made a "significant positive impact on the lives of the poor but more particularly the unemployed". "Government must examine the feasibility, the lekgotla said, and affordability of providing some form of income support for the poor and unemployed […]

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