Giving people free money? That might sound like the last thing South Africa can afford. But numerous studies have found that giving people a universal basic income grant leads to the funds being used in productive ways which both improve people’s quality of life and boost the economy more widely. In a country with SA’s levels of unemployment, it just might be the only sensible next step.
Don’t Shoot the Messenger is produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and presented by Rebecca Davis with editing by Tevya Turok Shapiro, original music and sound mix by Bernard Kotze and additional support by Kathryn Kotze.
Season three of Don’t Shoot The Messenger is proudly sponsored by NinetyOne.
Ninety One SA (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider.