Learning Hub #5: Community voice, human dignity, and the demand for a Basic Income Grant

Brief clip [2min 8sec] of Isobel Frye on income dependency.

“It is a tricky one because, I earn a salary, and I depend on the income of my salary to pay my rent and to buy food …I think in this complex society that we live in, there is a dependency on income. The question is where you get that income from.”

On the 14th of September 2020, ACT Ubumbano convened the 5th Learning Hub to reflect on the universal Basic Income Grant (BIG) and how income support provides significant relief to poor communities in South Africa and the region. In the session, Isobel Frye from Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute and Skhumbuzo Zuma from Church Land Programme led a discussion on community voice and campaigning for life-saving social grants.

To watch the full video for this session, click here.