A Decent Standard of Living in South Africa
Findings on possession of the Social Perceived Necessities in 2022
The Decent Standard of Living (DSL) project is a contribution to the better understanding of how the multiple dimensions of poverty impact on people’s lives and of inequalities between people. It is an important contribution to understanding how multiple non-income dimensions of poverty impact people’s lives. It is ultimately about the dignity of all who live in South Africa.
This work and the methodology used is ground-breaking because it combines participatory qualitative work with the use of survey data to better understand what is required for a decent standard of living in the country. The report then measures how many people possess what are known as ‘Socially Perceived Necessities’ - SPNs.