Basic Income Support in South Africa
In response to the government’s proposal that the Social Relief of Distress Grant will be replaced by an alternative form of household support, we are looking to contribute to policy development on this topic. As part of an ongoing research project, we will be releasing several Discussion Documents and engaging with the relevant authors in the coming months, on the topic of Basic Income Support in South Africa.
Through a combination of events and the submission of Discussion Documents, contributions will advance the current debate on development, growth, and the economics of basic income support.
The Discussion Documents will address the following questions:
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We provide the opportunity for contribution from all relevant perspectives, and therefore these papers do not represent a position by ERSA, its associates, or funders on the identified issues. We hope that through this we can contribute to a more constructive and informed economic debate. We are particularly interested in hearing your thoughts and comments on these contributions. Please feel free to contact us directly or through LinkedIn. If you feel that you have a contribution or that you would like to be part of this series, please contact us directly at [email protected]
Discussion documents are generally solicited pieces on topical issues of relevance to the national economic debate. The intention is to provide a summary of the issue, accompanied by a discussion about its relevance, importance, and way forward in South Africa. Generally, these are narrative driven contributions, relying on existing work and high-level analysis.
We provide the opportunity for contribution from all relevant perspectives, and therefore these papers do not represent a position by ERSA, its associates, or funders on the identified issues.