Green light for equitable development
South Africa’s Just Transition agenda earned global approval at COP27 for being on deadline, but also for its depth and detail. Now the money deals have to be closed for the R1.5 trillion five year Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET IP), a plan that was released with hours to spare before the opening of COP27.
Civil society organisations not impressed by Godongwane’s MTBPS
Several Civil Society organisations have said Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s MTBPS delivered last week left a lot to be desired, Executive Director Isobel Frye elaborates on Newzroom Afrika.
Wages & Equality: A Long Way Apart
Wages are still the single most important source of income, although social grants are a close second. Wage inequality is the largest driver of income inequality in South Africa.
Rising inequality in SA
Executive Director, Isobel Frye, speaks in an interview with SABC News on the MTBSP 2022 and the rising inequality in South Africa.
MTBPS: Jobs for youth mean dignity, stability
South Africa’s youth unemployment has grown to state of such dysfunction that it will be a key constraint in any future path that is taken, and it could destroy the fabric of our democratic dream unless sufficiently large interventions are taken immediately.
Universalism: How the rich will protect the poor
Do we want basic income or do we want universal basic income, and why?
World Bank’s concerns about extreme poverty a sham
The recently released World Bank report Correcting Course concludes that poverty is growing, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
ANC rejects Basic Income Grant at its own peril
The South African Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) is scheduled for delivery by the Minister of Finance on 26 October.
UN General Assembly: Global leaders need to step up this time around
The 77th General Assembly of the United Nations meeting began in New York on 13 September. How committed are world leaders to their commitments to make the world a better place?
Is the Commonwealth pomp and ceremony or can it play a more critical role?
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II there has been much opinion and some analysis about the extent and the limits of the ruling powers of a sitting monarch of the House of Windsor.