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Minister of Social Development highlights SA-TIED research on COVID-19 in speech to parliament

May 2021

During a speech to parliament on Tuesday, South Africa’s Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, highlighted SA-TIED’s important research on COVID-19.  

‘In March 2020, the South Africa-Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) established that the number of households that lived below the food poverty line of R561 was twenty-point six percent (20.6%). As a result of the CoVID-19 relief measures that the Department implemented this figure came down to eighteen-point eight percent (18.8%). Otherwise, in the absence of these interventions, it would have grown to thirty-two-point one percent (32.1%). Over the same period, inequalities were reduced from 0.64 to 0.61,’ said Zulu.

To read Zulu’s full speech, click here.



To read more about SA-TIED’s groundbreaking research on COVID-19, click here.