Sticking with BIG, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been given a strong warning by the presidential economic advisory council not to implement a permanent basic income grant due to the risks it holds for the country and the damage it would do to economic growth and job creation. News24 reports that the council also criticised the expert report commissioned by the Department of Social Development – which concluded a basic income support grant was sustainable for the economy – saying that its report was technically flawed, had grossly underestimated the risks, and should be submitted for peer review.
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