Government plans to introduce basic income to protect vulnerable workers.

Government plans to introduce basic income to protect vulnerable workers.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is planning to introduce a basic level of social protection for the country’s most vulnerable workers.

Writing in his weekly letter to the public, Ramaphosa said that this would need to be done within the country’s constrained public finances, with the government already offering support measures through systems such as the R350 social relief of distress grant."With the end of the national state of disaster last month, we are engaging with various stakeholders on how to ensure that the grant continues to reach those who most badly need it. This is happening […]

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