BASIC INCOME SUPPORT FOR THOSE AGED #18TO59
WORKING TOWARDS UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
The South African Government has a constitutional and an international obligation to provide social security, including to ensure that those aged 18 to 59 years have access to social assistance.
The Black Sash supports Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu’s call for the implementation of a Basic Income Grant, made during a mini-plenary debate in the National Assembly on Friday 12 March 2021. There is overwhelming support, across political and ideological lines, for a Basic Income Grant now.
Read the policy brief on the need for a universal basic income guarantee and factsheet on the right to social protection published by the Institute for Economic Justice.
|Watch the Democracy Development Program and the Black Sash webinar titled Unlocking the political will: towards a universal basic income grant|
|Watch the Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s Social Protection in SA: Building back better post COVID-19 webinar|
|Watch the Institute for Economic Justice Conversations on Feminist Perspectives on the Economy: Social Provisioning and the Universal Basic Income Grant webinar|
Social Assistance During South Africa’s National Lockdown: Examining the COVID-19 grant, changes to the Child Support Grant, and post-October policy options - DPRU Working Paper 202009, October 2020
South Africa’s Special COVID-19 Grant: A Brief Assessment of Coverage and Expenditure Dynamics - Development Policy Research Unit, November 2020
Ted Talks on Basic Income Support: