“Exciting news! The Social Policy Initiative (SPI) is thrilled to share a groundbreaking new report titled “The Economics of Implementing Basic Income in South Africa.” This research, authored by renowned financial journalist Duma Gqubule, explores the potential impact of a universal basic income (UBI) on South Africa’s economy.
Join the discussion:
Launch event: 14th February 2024, between 5:30PM and 7:00PM at the Fountains Hotel, Cape Town.
Presentation: Author Duma Gqubule will personally present the research, followed by responses from Brenda Sibeko, DDG of Social Development, and Aliya Chikte of AIDC.
RSVP: Secure your spot by RSVPing to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_19qykM99RAeKmKlLD0LJjg#/registration
This research, made possible by ACTSA.”
When? Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 6:30-8 pm UK time
UBI Lab Manchester invites to an online discussion with three eminent speakers about unconditional cash transfers and homelessness:
Frances Darlington-Pollock CEO of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity will open with an overview of the present homelessness situation across Greater Manchester
Mark Donovan Founder & Executive Director of the Denver Basic Income Project will tell us about the exciting interim results in Denver where homeless people are making great changes in their lives thanks to regular cash pay-outs
Jonathan Tan Co-Founder & CEO of Greater Change will outline the success his organisation has had in giving out one-off payments to people who are homeless in Oxford and London.
The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), at its general assembly in 2019, created the working group for “Clarification of Basic Income Definition”. Since then we have had online open forum including at the online venue of the BIEN congress in 2021 Glasgow and in 2022 Brisbane.
The group hereby makes an open call for contributions to the collective discussion. It expects to have one or two online sessions per month from February to June, 2024. Each online session will run around 90 – 120 minutes, starting with speaker’s presentation(s) with discussions to follow. Each session would host 1 or 2 speakers.
If you are interested in to speak, please show your interest by email both to anniemillerBI@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, by 23 February. The group might be able to accommodate later submission, but would appreciate earlier submission.
After the working group and speakers agree the date, speakers are expected to send the group a draft paper for their presentation at least a few weeks before the session.
In July, the working group will prepare making a report on the “Clarification of Basic Income Definition”. Papers presented at open forum may be included in the report.
To view the event online, click here.
The 2024 BIEN Congress is being held in Bath, UK, from 29-31 August. You can now register at the conference website.
“Despite the valiant efforts of many individuals and organisations, the rate of homelessness in Greater Manchester is still increasing.
A study by Shelter published in January 2023 stated that the three local authorities with the worst homelessness rate in the North West were all within Greater Manchester: Manchester, Salford and Oldham. Both the total number of homeless people and the rate of homelessness in Manchester have been steadily increasing over the last five years, according to Shelter’s annual reports – despite homelessness prevention schemes by local authorities like Manchester City Council.
So what is to be done? Are there any radical ideas we could try to turn this tanker around?“
To learn more about this online event including the speakers and link to register, click here.