HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015

The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement: How Credible Is It? - The Baseline Projection
Nov 30, 2021
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Charles Simkins

This is the first brief in a series of three on the 2021 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. It considers the baseline projections of the MTBPS. In an uncertain environment, the credibility of the MTBPS depends on its assessment of risks. The second brief deals with risks arising from the global economy, institutional failure and social and political conditions. The third brief considers the impact of risk on the functioning of the economy.

Gangster State
Nov 29, 2021
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Matthew Kruger

When public life is structured by Family Meetings and threats of systematic economic and social exclusion, Matthew Kruger argues, we live in a gangster state.

The Social Relief of Distress - How Well Did the Social Relief of Distress Grant Perform in January 2021?
Nov 17, 2021
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Charles Simkins

The fourth wave of the National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey collected data for the month of January 2021, including information on applications for the SRD grant and receipts of it. This brief considers information from it, along with data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2021, in an attempt to answer these questions.

Household Income and Household Hunger
Nov 17, 2021
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Charles Simkins

The preceding two briefs in this series considered the measurement of hunger at the household and personal levels in the 2019 General Household Survey and the five waves of the NIDS-CRAM survey conducted between April 2020 and March 2021. This brief develops the analysis by discussing the relationship between household income per capita, poverty and measures of hunger.