How social grants can generate more income

LEILA PATEL Patel is a Professor of Social Development Studies, University of Johannesburg. Viwe Dikoko and Jade Archer co-authored the research brief on which this article is based.

SOUTH Africa has one of the world’s most expansive social grant systems: 47% of the population relies on a monthly grant. Of these, 18 million are permanent beneficiaries and about 10million receive a temporary Social Relief of Distress Grant. This...

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