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Summer School 2021

Social welfare safety net in the light of Covid 19

SOCIAL WELFARE SAFETY NET IN THE LIGHT OF COVID-19 

Professor Murray Leibbrandt, School of Economics, Director of SALDRU and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research, UCT 

Given the impact of Covid-19 on the economic and political landscape of South Africa, how can we establish an adequate social welfare safety net for the poorest in our society? Can a Basic Income Grant (BIC) play this role? Will it be enough? These questions will be addressed in the light of the government’s emergency relief package. 

This lecture will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link. 

 

Recommended reading 

Bassier, I., Budlender, J., Leibbrandt, M., Ranchhod, V. Zizzamia, R. (2020). South Africa can – and should – top up child support grants to avoid a humanitarian crisisThe Conversation. 31 March 2020.  

Coleman, C. (2020). From a two-speed society to one that works for allThe Daily Maverick. 20 July 2020.  

Seekings, J. (2020). Feeding poor people: The national government has failedDaily Maverick. 2 June 2020.  

 

Date: Wednesday 27 January
Time: 5.00 pm                     
COURSE FEES: R75