Poverty in SA: 6 questions about the Basic Income Grant

Poverty in SA: 6 questions about the Basic Income Grant

South Africa cannot afford a basic income grant, according to Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise. Supplied "South Africa cannot afford a basic income grant,” said Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE).

Speaking at the release of a new report, Bernstein noted that poverty rates in South Africa are “exceptionally high”, estimating that it is possible the incomes of over 60% of people fall below the poverty line.

“In this context, and with growing reports of child hunger, it is not surprising that people want to see much more spending […]

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