We are advocating for an unconditional universal monthly grant of R1500.00 per month to be granted to every South African resident, including refugees and registered asylum seekers.
We are utilising this space to advocate for the lifeline our people deserve. The Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not an act of pity but of duty. It is the only feasible solution to tackle the unprecedented levels of poverty and unemployment that plague our rich and fertile land. We owe it to our people to give them the basic dignity that our comrades fought for. Join the call for our future.
A Universal Basic Income is a monthly grant that is paid unconditionally. This means that it would be available to every single South African citizen, regardless of age, race, gender or income. We are advocating for a grant of R1500.00 per month as this would enable every single South African to live at the Upper Bound Poverty Line and afford their basic needs every single month. The amount mentioned above is big enough to create a multiplier effect, thus propelling economic growth and job creation.
In a country experiencing times as dark as ours, a UBI is the only solution that would create substantial change and put us onto a path of prosperity. It is not a silver bullet solution to all of our problems, but it is the best chance we have to begin tackling many of them effectively. We hope to win your support through credible research, heart-felt testimonies and expert dialogues.
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