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Social protection and social grants

by United Nations in 2016

This site depicts the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in pictorial form with brief information on each clickable graphic. A simple and condensed version of the SDGs.

by The Conversation in 2015

South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world with a Gini coefficient (where zero is perfect equality and one is perfect inequality) of a staggering 0.66, more than double the average of OECD countries. Wage differentials, not unemployment, are the main source of inequality in...

by Joleen Steyn Kotze, Quartz Africa in 2015

South Africa is ranked among the top five unequal countries globally with a Gini-co-efficient of 0.63. This is high. The index measures income distribution in households, with 0 representing perfect equality and 1 perfect inequality. Using the Palma index, which measures the distribution of...

by Neil Coleman, Daily Maverick in 2015

Professor Thomas Piketty’s formula r > g (returns to capital are greater than growth in national income) expresses the tendency to rising inequality, particularly under neoliberal and financialised capitalism. Another, perhaps simpler way of expressing this formula is that the owners of...

by Francesca Villette, IOL in 2015

Sassa pays out social grants of about R10.6 billion to more than 16 million people a month. Senior citizens receive R1 410 monthly. Recently there has been a flood of complaints, mostly from the elderly poor, about their money “disappearing”. In response to the complaints, the Black Sash started...

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