Statement – Devastating proposals to replace the SRD grant with a jobseekers, caregivers, and/or household grant will exclude millions of poor people, and are regressive, unworkable and unconstitutional
South Africa is facing a dire socio-economic crisis with widespread poverty, persistent and high unemployment and growing hunger. While its value is grossly inadequate and there have been myriad problems with its administration, the R350 Covid-19 SRD grant has played a critical role in providing support to some of the most vulnerable people who bear […]
In response to the 2018 Job Summit priorities of inclusive growth and redistribution and (small and) micro enterprise development
The National Development Plan (NDP) (2011) argues that small and medium businesses will create 90% of new jobs by 2030.
There is a view, repeatedly advanced in the media, by conservative forces in society, and some academics, that the public sector in South Africa is bloated
This brief is a proposal for social solidarity interventions to support the unemployed.
The ‘Framework for South Africa’s Response to the International Economic Crisis’ introduced the Training Layoff Scheme (TLS)
Education and training cannot create jobs. Supply does not create its own demand.
This report is written against the backdrop of the April 2018 increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in South Africa from 14 to 15% – a more regressive tax with the potential to increase poverty and inequality.
Submission by Budget Justice Coalition with respect to the current list of zero-rated items, and mitigating the impact of the increase in the VAT rate on poor and low-income household
This submission follows the two submissions made by the Budget Justice Coalition to Parliament on the Budget, raising concerns around the negative effects these measures will have on poor and low-income households.
In this submission, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) rejects the fiscal framework contained in the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill.