The Crucial Role of local CSOs in helping communities reduce poverty

The Crucial Role of local CSOs in helping communities reduce poverty

The unemployment in South Africa went up to 27.1 % in the third quarter of 2016 from 26.6 in the previous period. The number...

Press Release: CIVIL SOCIETY HUMAN RIGHTS BUDGET

PEOPLE SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF MINISTER’S BUDGET, NOT COST CUTTING Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at...

SPII STATEMENT ON THE MASS PROTEST ACTION TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY 07 APRIL 2017

SPII STATEMENT ON THE MASS PROTEST ACTION TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY 07 APRIL 2017

SPII supports the peaceful protestors who are demonstrating their anger and frustration at the state of our economy and the crisis of governance that...

Daily Maverick: Budget 2018: Higher education gets R57bn in Budget slated as anti-poor

Daily Maverick: Budget 2018: Higher education gets R57bn in Budget slated as anti-poor

Writes Creg Nicolson quoting Isobel Frye; Beginning his speech, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the Budget had prioritised the country’s most pressing issues: “educating...

School funding: South Africa can learn from the world

By Birgit Weyss, Nurina Allly and Daniel McLaren Some countries have managed to improve outcomes for their most disadvantaged learners In previous articles we have...

LETTER: Minimum wages did not destroy jobs in Germany

LETTER: Minimum wages did not destroy jobs in Germany

SIR — Jasson Urbach claims (Business Day, September 4) that the introduction of the national minimum wage in Germany had “adverse consequences” and cost...

Dispensing with Destitution

Implementing a meaningful  national minimum wage is the start of a national solution to poverty alleviation, Writes Isobel Frye; AMONG the fall-out of the...

A national minimum wage is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle

By Isobel Levels of poverty and inequality in South Africa are unacceptably high, whether from a perspective of economic sustainability, social justice, or adherence...

End poverty in a BIG way

By Nkateko Chauke of Studies and Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) On November 11, The Social Protection advertising supplement in the Mail & Guardian...

Education funding formula needs to be fixed – Part two in the series: Towards equality in school funding

By Nurina Allly and Daniel McLaren 29 July 2016 Western Cape and Gauteng achieved the highest matric pass-rates last year. But did you know...

The debate on national minimum wages in South Africa

Last week in a twitter debate, former Reserve Bank governor, Tito Mboweni, said that no worker in South Africa should earn less than R3,000...

Welfare Kids’ Funeral Cover Pits Insurers Against S. Africa

By Franz Wild andThembisile Augustine Dzonzi Sanlam Ltd. and Lion of Africa Assurance Co. are among insurers whose sale of funeral policies for children on...