Social Protection During COVID-19


In our third factsheet on economics and human rights during COVID-19, we consider the question of social protection in South Africa. In doing so, we draw on the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into South Africa’s implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). This factsheet […]

Introducing a Universal Basic Income Guarantee for South Africa


A universal basic income guarantee (UBIG) is one of the best tools available to reduce poverty, hunger, and destitution. South Africa has persistent and increasing unemployment, and a large social protection gap excluding income support to those aged 18-59 years. It is necessary to provide an additional form of social assistance which is not linked […]