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CCS Webinar: Funding the Basic Income Grant (BIG) in SA Post Covid-19

17 June, 2020 | 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Speaker: Dominic BrownTopic: The discussion will cover the history of the demand for a Basic Income Grant (BIG) in South Africa and particularly why we need to consider the BIG beyond the pandemic given permanent unemployment and deep inequalities. The discussion will also highlight why the BIG itself is not a panacea and needs to be coupled with additional reforms. The webinar will consider some of the potential pitfalls of the BIG, before turning to how to finance the grant.
Speaker Bio: Dominic Brown is the economic justice programme manager at the Alternative Information


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