Combating poverty: South Africa’s BIG challenge. HAROLD WOLPE FORUM LECTURE 15/2/03 Neil Coleman Neil@po.cosatu.org.za. Poverty and Social Security in South Africa.
HAROLD WOLPE FORUM LECTURE 15/2/03
Measures to address
Idea whose time has come. In 2000 few knew about it. Today key issue on national agenda. Key elements of Coalition platform:
I The Constitutional Imperative
II Economic Imperative
III Social Imperative
IV Political Imperative
We accept that:
If there is the political will to engage on BIG & Taylor practical q.s can be resolved jointly by government & civil society. To this end we have proposed a joint forum.
Practical questions include:
Require a combination of strategies to win broad social and governmental acceptance that approach proposed by Taylor Committee is correct: