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, […]