EDITORIAL | Is the universal grant just another empty promise to ...

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EDITORIAL | Is the universal grant just another empty promise to the poor?

SA sorely needs universal basic income, but a strained national fiscus and shrinking tax base negate the idea

Editorial

Never has the case for a universal basic income grant been as strong.

Recent images of snaking queues down the dusty streets of some of the country’s poorest neighbourhoods as hungry locals waited for handouts spoke volumes about the desperation many of our compatriots live under.

The poverty crisis has been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic which forced businesses to shut down and millions of people out of work...

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