Basic Income Grant Coalition Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Consolidated Report of the Committee of Inquiry into a Comprehensive System of Social Security for South Africa. 9 June 2003. Current Situation.
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9 June 2003
“Everyone has the right to have access to … social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance.”
Guarantees the right to an adequate standard of living
“All South Africans [should] have a minimum income sufficient to meet basic needs and should not have to live below minimum acceptable standards”
- Recognition of role of social security measures to fight poverty
“No political democracy can survive and flourish if the mass of our people remains in poverty, without land, without tangible prospects for a better life. Attacking poverty and deprivation must therefore be the first priority of our democratic Government.”
-- RDP, para 1.2.9