The Poverty and Inequality Initiative
The University of Cape Town’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII) has its origins in UCT’s long tradition of research, teaching and social responsiveness, linked to the goals of political, economic and social transformation in South Africa.
Report on multidimensional youth poverty
A joint report with Southern Africa Labour & Development Research Unit and Stats SA showing the highly unequal spatial patterns of multidimensional youth poverty.
PII Seminars
PII Seminars
The Poverty and Inequality Initiative hosts a series of monthly seminars that engage with the key challenges and opportunities in addressing poverty and inequality in South Africa.
WC Youth Explorer Screenshot
Western Cape Youth Explorer
An interactive web tool providing a range of information on young people, in one easily accessible place.
Guests at book launch
Equal Society Book Launch
PII and UCTPress host book launch of 'The Equal Society' paperback version August 2016


Monday, 23 April 2018
Poverty in South Africa Today: Dimensions, Distribution and Policy Dilemmas

Colin Bundy delivered this evening lecture on Monday 12th September 2016 with Andrew Donaldson as discussant.
His latest book, 'Poverty in South Africa, Past and Present' was on sale.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 13:00
The ANC and Social Security: The Good, the Bad and the Unacknowledged

PII Seminar with Prof Colin Bundy entitled "The ANC and Social Security: The Good, the Bad and the Unacknowledged"

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:30
Seminars with Prof. Karl-Ove Moene

PII Seminars with Prof. Karl-Ove Moene 29 August 2016

Publication Date:
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:30
The Equal Society Book Launch

The PII proudly hosted a book launch on Thursday 11 August of 'The Equal Society' edited by George Hull, a professor in the Department of Philosophy. The book consists of 14 philosophical essays by different authors and was published by UCT Press.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 13:00