Academics propose special COVID-19 grant for low-income earners and poor
A group of academics has proposed that low income earners and the poor receive at least R1,000 special Covid-19 grant for four months, to ease the economic impact of the pandemic.
Wits Economic School of Business Science senior lecturer Lumkile Mondi is one of the academics.
He explains exactly what it is they are calling for.
We are saying in addition to all the support that has come through government and our social partners, we perhaps need to address the others who might be missed ... so we may capture everyone who may not have access to any sources of income.Lumkile Mondi, Senior lecturer - Wits Economic School of Business Science
We are asking government to do more.Lumkile Mondi, Senior lecturer - Wits Economic School of Business Science
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