Parties Woo South Africa’s Poorest Voters with Promise of Basic Income

As South Africans head to the polls on 29 May, both the ruling party and its challengers are promising to introduce a universal basic income – a long-standing demand by activists, including the Social Policy Initiative (SPI). Our Executive Director, Isobel Frye, emphasizes the importance of a basic income in addressing poverty and inequality.

Read the full article to learn more about the promises and challenges of implementing a universal basic income in South Africa.

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Issued on: 27/05/2024 – 08:04

By: Melissa Chemam | Video by: Melissa Chemam