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Social protection and social grants

by PACSA in 2015

In the latest PACSA Monthly Food Price Barometer of December 2014, PACSA looks at the amount needed to feed a child in order to prevent health problems. In South Africa poverty is highest amongst children. Despite the impressive roll-out and expansion of the Child Support Grant (CSG) which now...

by Jeremy Seekings, Nicoli Nattrass, Econ 3x3 in 2015

This article argues that the debate about implementing a national minimum wage obscures the key point, which is the level at which a national minimum wage should be set. A national minimum wage at a much higher level than the sectoral minimum wages currently set by the Employment Conditions...

by Ariel Pino, Anna Maria Badini Confalonieri in 2014

The West African States recognize the importance of social protection and its dual social and economic function; a perspective that coincides fully with the topic of this special issue on Dynamic Social Security. Between 2007 and 2013 theses States developed national social protection policies,...

by David Carel, Daily Maverick in 2014

Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), a subsidiary of the financial services behemoth Net1 and winner of the tender to distribute R10 billion in SASSA grants each month, undertook a mass re-registration of all 16 million beneficiaries between March 2012 and August 2013. By opening bank accounts for...

by Ann Crotty, Times Live in 2014

Total government spending in South Africa is higher than the average for middle-income countries and more than half of that money is devoted to social spending. According to a recent World Bank report, "Fiscal policy and redistribution in an unequal society", this spending makes the difference...

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