Decent Living Level

Working Paper 9 – A Decent Living Level

The National Development Plan (NDP) aims to eliminate all poverty and reduce inequality in South Africa by 2030 .1 The poverty line used to benchmark poverty in the NDP is R418 per person per day in 2009 prices. According to the NDP, 39% of people living in South...

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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 jobs. But the author misunderstands the experience of minimum wages in Germany. The...

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SA DECENT STANDARD OF LIVING REPORT UNDERWAY

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute and the Labour Research Service are partnering with the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) research team from Loughborough University, United...

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Minimum Wage Debate

“The National Minimum Wage clearly has advocates and nay-sayers.  What is interesting about the following article is that despite the positive content in the article about national minimum wages, the headline suggests otherwise.  Furthermore, the article does not...

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Policy Brief 3 – Towards a Decent Living Level

By Isobel Frye -- Policy Brief: Participative Construction of a Basket of Basic Goods and Services for a Decent Living Level in a Democratic South Africa On 22 November 2013, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), the Labour Research Service (LRS) and the...

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Policy Brief 2 – Towards a Decent Living Level

By Isobel Frye -- This Policy Brief sets out the parameters of a new study into developing a minimum living level being undertaken by SPII and contains an Appendix with useful current poverty, unemployment and social grant information. Despite the political transition...

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POLICY BRIEF 1 – Towards a Decent Living Level

On 27 September 2013, Studies in Poverty and Inequality (SPII) and the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) held the first consultative team meeting to discuss a National Minimum Living Level. The meeting was held at NEDLAC House, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Presenters and...

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