/ 22 July 2021

Violence sparks new calls for basic income grant

Safrica Politic Unrest
Reeling: Volunteers and workers clean up the looted Bara Mall in Soweto. The destruction and theft in the country is a more than R50-million blow to the already struggling economy. (Lucas Sola/AFP)
Analysts agree that economic relief for the poor is needed but are split on whether a grant should be permanent and whether it is affordable

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