News24.com | New leak as Ramaphosa advisers slog it out over basic income grant

News24.com | New leak as Ramaphosa advisers slog it out over basic income grant

Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Gallo Images The president’s advisors divided on a permanent income grant.

Some say it is essential because “SA cannot grow itself out of poverty”.

Others warn it will damage economic growth and job creation. A second report has been leaked from the President’s Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), this time expressing strong support for a permanent basic income grant for the poor.The decision on a permanent income grant is among the most important facing government over the next 12 months. It has provoked a heated debate both within government and in wider society, […]

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