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World Inequality Report Discussion

When: Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Thursday, 10 May 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Chalsty Seminar Room, School of Law
Start time:12:30

The Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) will host a discussion on the World Inequality Report.

Join the SCIS for a discussion and analysis about what the report, Overcoming Poverty and Inequality in South Africa: an assessment of drivers, constraints and opportunities can really tell us about the reproduction of inequality in South Africa. Dr Precious Zikhali, Poverty Economist at the World Bank and Professor Pundy Pillay from the Wits School of Governance will be part of the discussion.

For more than two decades, South Africa has sought to address poverty and inequality with a wide range of initiatives, including the use of fiscal policy to support redistributive measures. This report is an analysis of South Africa’s progress in reducing poverty and inequality since 1994, with 2006 to 2015 as a reference period. Its aim is to understand the dynamics of poverty and inequality in the country, to identify the drivers of progress for the purpose of further policy actions in this area.

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