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Social protection and social grants

Annual Report 2014
by Rebecca Pointer in 2015

2014 was a challenging and exciting year. Rapid and unequal social and economic change fostered rising levels of conflict and fragmentation, and created a dizzying array of issues and processes, from the approaching end of the ‘Millenium Development Goal’ era, to increasing political...

by Vukani Mde, The Star in 2015

The ANC is considering far-reaching changes to the social security system that could see the establishment of a new universal child grant and a mandatory retirement savings scheme. The latter plan is to deal with the almost complete absence of retirement savings for South Africa’s working poor,...

by Barbara Maregele, Ground Up in 2015

About 50 SASSA beneficiaries from Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek gathered at a “speak out” hosted by Black Sash at the Franschhoek Valley Community Sport Centre on Monday. Also attending the event was Department of Social Development (DSD) acting director general Thokozani Magwaza as well...

by Stuart Theobald, Rand Daily Mail in 2015

The job of delivering social grants has belonged to Net1 UEPS and its subsidiary, Cash Paymaster Services. The US-listed company has relied on this tender for a large part of its business. It is overseen by the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), which is overseen by the Department of Social...

by L. Musemwa , V. Muchenje, A. Mushunje, F. Aghdasi, L. Zhou in 2015

This study determined the level and causes of food insecurity of 150 households, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa using the Household Food Insecurity Access Prevalence (HFIAP) and the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS). The majority (67.7 %) of the households interviewed...

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