For millions of South Africans, grants are a lifeline, enabling them to afford their most basic needs. It has now been submitted to the Minister of Social Development a petition to make the Basic Income Grant permanent. Sassa Srd Basic Income Grant Updates
In February, the Department of Social Development (DSD) approved the Basic Income Grant. After the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of a large percentage of South Africans, advocates have continued to call for the grant to be introduced.
South African Social Security Agency ( SASSA ) offers several types of grants to eligible […]
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Sam Altman’s World Coin project, creator of ChatGPT , offering cryptocurrency tokens in exchange for eye biometric data.
sam altman recognized as the ChatGPT creator and co-founder of OpenAI, has presented an impressive proposal in the world of cryptocurrencies. The project of him World Coin raises a unique way of earning income: a basic income in cryptocurrencies in exchange for your ocular biometric data.
World Coin seeks to revolutionize the distribution and use of cryptocurrencies by offer something like a global universal basic income . Altman intends to achieve this through the creation of the largest financial network on […]
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With the R350 grant expected to end in March 2024, calls for the implementation of a Basic Income Support grant have intensified. Several civil society groups have urged government to prioritise making this grant permanent.
South Africa’s unemployment rate currently stands at 32,9%, with an even more concerning youth unemployment rate of 63,9% for those aged 15-24 and 42,1% for those aged 25-34 years.
Over the past three years the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has been a lifeline for more than eight million jobless South Africans and their families each month. These monthly grant payments from Sassa have enabled […]
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To the Liberal Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:
When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, many people lost their jobs here in Newfoundland and Labrador. In an already poverty-stricken province for many of the population, being laid off of jobs left people scrambling for income. The government came up with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, CERB, to help people who lost their jobs or had hours reduced due to the pandemic.
Many people benefitted from CERB, even those who didn’t qualify for it, but applied anyway. People were able to buy groceries to fill their cupboards and fridges, when […]
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A man moves his finger toward an automated hand. AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit … [+] AFP via Getty Images Fear colors much conversation about artificial intelligence (AI). Some seem concerned with matters of privacy, others worry over abuses of power or the upending of social relationships. Much of the fear centers on job destruction. These last concerns are far from new. They have emerged with every technological advance since the industrial revolution began in the late eighteenth century. They are a very old story that commentators today have attached to something otherwise very new. If the history […]
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We need cheap, safe housing, full healthcare and a universal basic income in Canada, this Port Moody letter writer states. Homeless person.getty The Editor,
I hear it all the time:
"Addicts and homeless people brought it on themselves.""They don’t deserve our sympathy.""Why should we spend our tax dollars helping them when we have so many other issues to deal with."Those statements are wrong.People don’t choose to be addicts; people become addicts through suffering trauma or mental illness.There is not one person in the world out there that woke up and said, "You know what? I’m not going to bother going to […]
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VIVIAN LIN/AFP via Getty Images The Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) is suing the city of San Francisco and several other government entities over guaranteed income programs that discriminate on the basis of race, the group announced in a Thursday press release.
The lawsuit challenges the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, the University of California San Francisco and the California Health and Human Services Agency over four government programs which offer routine basic income payments to individuals on the basis of race. The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and California’s state […]
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The cost of subsidising people in vulnerable areas to help safeguard biodiversity could be less than the financial aid given to environmentally harmful industries, a study suggests.
For less than £5 a day per person, governments could help protect fragile and economically vital ecosystems and boost efforts to conserve global biodiversity, researchers say. Cheaper than fossil fuels
The introduction of a conservation basic income (CBI) – unconditional cash payments given to people living in protected areas or alongside at-risk species – of $5.50 (around £4.40) per day for people who live in protected areas in low- and middle-income countries would […]
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Parents around the world will attest that raising children is never easy, but combining rearing upstanding financial strains, tough times and the moments when life hits extra hard and truly be a challenge. Though there are public, government and federal agencies and programs in place to support parents, sometimes entering into the system can have adverse effects. Working outside the confines and sometimes limiting or punitive challenges of government agencies, Mother’s Outreach Network (MON) is working to empower mothers by providing support, access to legal resources and more.
“Mothers Outreach Network is an advocacy organization. And it’s really aimed at […]
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