Webinar Sequence on the Massive Questions for Common Fundamental Revenue Assure – Can we afford it?
DATE: 20 October 2021
Human Sciences Analysis Council (HSRC)
Pretoria, Tuesday 19 October 2021 – The COVID-19 disaster and rising unemployment, poverty and desperation in South Africa has led to a renewed name for a Common Fundamental Revenue Assure (UBIG). A UBIG is an unconditional money switch coverage, whereby folks aged between 18 and 59 years are assured a primary month-to-month revenue. When debated within the early 2000s, primary revenue help was rejected in favour of efforts towards job creation and pro-poor development, lots of which haven’t materialised.
To additional discover the debates round primary revenue in South Africa, the Institute for Financial Justice (IEJ) and the Human Sciences Analysis Council (HSRC), in partnership with #PayTheGrants, invite members of the media to affix Session 1 of #BigQuestionsForUBIG webinar sequence titled, Can we afford it?
The webinar is aimed toward exploring questions round a UBIG. What’s at stake, and the way can we push for significant change on this time of grave uncertainty and hopeful chance?
The webinar sequence will happen as follows:
Session 1: Can we afford it? (20 October 2021, 11:00–13:00 (SAST) Session 2: Why does design matter? (3 November 2021, 11:00–13:00 (SAST)) Session 3: What could be the influence? (17 November 2021, 15:00–17:00 (SAST)) Session 4: How will we get there? (1 December 2021, 15:00–17:00 (SAST)
The #BigQuestionsForUBIG to be explored on this webinar will embody: Can South Africa afford it? Are extra taxation or higher borrowing attainable? Ought to financial development come first, or might a UBIG drive it? Can we settle for present inequality? From a myriad of competing pursuits, two stances emerge: people who say we are able to afford to implement a UBIG, and people who say we can not afford to not.
Be a part of us tomorrow to listen to Gilad Isaacs unpack IEJ’s current analysis into potential financing measures by way of taxation, whereas Léo Czajka can be presenting insights from the World Inequality Lab’s mission investigating wealth inequality in South Africa.
Duma Gqubule can be sharing his newly completed work into funding a UBIG from a heterodox economics perspective. To contextualise these selections, Evelyn Astor from the ITUC can be exploring analysis across the impacts of social spending that challenges us to query whether or not we should always perceive a UBIG as a price, or an important funding.
The small print of the occasion are as follows:
Date: 20 October 2021
Time: 11h00 to 13h00
Zoom hyperlink: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9UXlbeSITEiH5Siuvq4E3w
For media enquiries contact: Adziliwi Nematandani – 082 765 9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a part of the dialog: #BigQuestionsForUBIG
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