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Covid-19 lockdowns, income distribution, and food security: An analysis for South Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/23/2020 - 17:14
  • The distancing measures deployed by South Africa impose large reductions in wage income particularly for low-skilled workers.
  • Initial lockdown policies will jeopardize the food security of low-income households dependent on labor income.
  • The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate the value of transfer policies that support vulnerable households.
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south africa
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Cash transfers
Food and nutrition

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How much a basic income grant will cost South Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 16:16

businesstech.co.za (16.07.2020) Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says that South Africa will introduce a universal basic income grant as part of a range of packages to help the country’s unemployed – but this plan is still a couple of years away from becoming a reality, analysts say.

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south africa
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Cash transfers

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Africa: Examining the Right to Social Protection in COVID-19 Responses

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:51

lawafrica.com (May 2020) The purpose of this paper is to examine current state interventions taken to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 using social protection in Uganda in comparison to what is happening in Kenya and South Africa. This paper will also briefly examine the impact of legal framework in supporting the right social protection in COVID-19 responses.

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Africa
kenya
south africa
uganda
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Social Policies & Programmes

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South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on faster payment of Coronavirus COVID-19 Grants during Level 3 lockdown

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:25

Africanews (26.05.2020) Sunday’s announcement by His Excellency President Matamela Ramaphosa in response to the Corona virus epidemic brings much needed hope to the country. It also enables SASSA to accelerate the pace of paying out the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. In terms of the move to level 3 of the lockdown, government services will commence full reopening from 01 June 2020.

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south africa
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ICT
E-services
Service delivery
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