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
Tim Allen Profile
Seminars with Prof. Tim Allen LSE

The PII hosted Tim Allen as he presented two seminars on the 5th and 6th July 2016.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 09:15
Screenshot Employment Youth Matters
Youth Matters bulletin June 2016

Press Release ahead of Youth Day 2016 highlighting the accessibility of the Youth Matters Bulletin compiled by Poverty and Inequality initiative and Children's Institute both at UCT.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 11:30
PII and GSDPP in 20 year Atlantic Fellows Programme to tackle inequality

Press Release:

The Poverty & Inequality Initiative and Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice represent UCT in a global programme called the Atlantic Fellows Programme designed to develop leaders to tackle inequality.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:45
Youth, Inequality and the Labour Market Workshop

A policy workshop on Youth, Inequality and the Labour Market was recently convened by the Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII) and the Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth (REDI3x3) to bring policymakers and researchers together to engage on what sort of policies would be most effective in steering the country towards a new and more inclusive development path.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 08:45