31May, 2018

Social grants in South Africa – separating myth from reality

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Since the proposed introduction of the new SASSA payment system and the issue of new cards, we have received numerous comments and questions regarding the social grant system, and it’s long term sustainability as the number of beneficiaries grows.

The Old Age Grant is just one of seven different categories of grants. What these categories are, who is eligible to benefit, what impact the grants are having and myths and misconceptions around the viability and long-term benefits of the system can be found by visiting www.africacheck.org.