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Govt has failed to implement new social grant – C19 People’s Coalition Shaeera Kalla

Shaeera Kalla | 28 June 2020 Covid-19 devastation in South Africa is more acute because we remain one of the most unequal societies Media Statement: Adjusted Budget Confirms Government’s Failure to Implement the New Social Grant 26 June 2020 The South African government has reneged on its promise to assist those who have been further […]

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Graft is the killer hippo in the room

Politicians are too weak-kneed to act on state capture, irregular expenses and wasting of public funds 28 June 2020 – 17:23 Paul Hoffman Picture: SUNDAY TIMES The well-chosen hungry hippo metaphor used by the finance minister last week is apt in many ways, especially as the hippo is the most dangerous large mammal to humans […]

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Feeding poor people: The national government has failed

By Jeremy Seekings• 2 June 2020 (Daily Maverick) But civil society, provincial and local governments have tried to fill the gap. First published by GroundUp Summary National government has comprehensively failed to feed poor people during the lockdown it imposed on them.Under the lockdown, the national government shut down its massive school feeding programme, depriving […]

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A New Approach to Aid. How a Basic Income Program Saved a Namibian Village

https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-new-approach-to-aid-how-a-basic-income-program-saved-a-namibian-village-a-642310.html It sounds like a communist utopia, but a basic income program pioneered by German aid workers has helped alleviate poverty in a Namibian village. Crime is down and children can finally attend school. Only the local white farmers are unhappy. Von Dialika Krahe 10.08.2009, 00.00 Uhr The full, red Namibian sun is setting outside […]

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LETTER: Tackle the hunger menace now

The balance of money still held in the Solidarity Fund should be used immediately to alleviate hunger 08 June 2020 – 14:59 About 55% of South Africans (33-million souls) are marginalised, deleteriously affected by joblessness and underfed from living below the upper poverty datum line. According to Stats SA, the latest available figures (released nearly […]

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