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.

Resources and Further Reading 

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.


IEJ Policy Brief New

 

 

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.

 

 

Webinars: 

DDPWebinar The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies hosted a webinar titled, The implication of the termination of the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant and the proposals moving forward.
DDPWebinar Watch the Democracy Development Program and the Black Sash webinar titled Unlocking the political will: towards a universal basic income grant
SocialProtectioninSA Watch the Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s Social Protection in SA: Building back better post COVID-19 webinar
IEJ FeministPerspectivewebinar Watch the Institute for Economic Justice Conversations on Feminist Perspectives on the Economy: Social Provisioning and the Universal Basic Income Grant webinar

Further Reading:

Ted Talks on Basic Income Support:

Useful Links: