Herman Mashaba’s ActionSA, which plans to contest national and provincial elections for the first time in 2024, has proposed the implementation of a universal basic income grant (BIG) for a maximum of three years for eligible South Africans. 

The party, which is part of the Multi-Party Charter for SA, which seeks to oust the ANC from government, proposes that BIG eligibility be calculated at the food poverty line in year one, the lower-bound poverty line in year two and the upper-bound poverty line in year three. Stats SA measures the food poverty line at R663 per person per month, the lower-bound poverty line at R945 and the upper-bound poverty line at R1,417...

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