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Social protection and social grants

by International Labour Organisation in 2011

The idea of a social protection floor is that everyone should enjoy at least basic income security sufficient to live, guaranteed through transfers in cash or in kind, such as pensions for the elderly and persons with disabilities, child benefits, income support benefits and/or employment...

by Denise Williams, The Sowetan in 2012

A report on Child Support Grant Evaluation released by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats this week found examples of misuse of grants, bribery and attempts to mislead or deceive officials in order to get grants. Other problems included isolated...

by Clar Ni Chonghaile, The Guardian (Global Development) in 2012

The World Bank said in April that 120 cash transfer programmes had been rolled out in Africa over the past 10 years. Given the volatile global economy and frequent climate-related events such as drought, the bank said, "there is significant scope to improve and expand these programmes. The...

by The Economist in 2012

Ms Esther Duflo, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology known for her data-driven analysis of poverty, recently argued that the effects of some anti-poverty programmes go beyond the direct impact of the resources they provide. These programmes also make it possible for the...

by Khulekani Magubane, Business Day in 2012

SOCIAL grants paid by the state are helping retailers in township shopping centres weather tough economic conditions. Shopping centres in small and medium-sized towns in rural areas are becoming more formalised, providing growth opportunities for retailers, franchisees and independent store...

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