Some social grant beneficiaries are so deeply in debt that much of each month's grant goes to paying back a loan.
South Africa's children are bearing the brunt of increasing food prices – and the effects may be permanent.
The opposition says grants create dependency and small business is the way to go to create work.
Society's most vulnerable are at the mercy of micro-lenders and trapped in a vicious cycle of debt
A Stats SA survey has shown that social grants assist 30.2% of South Africans, with 45.5% of households receiving at least one grant.
Despite minister’s positive gloss, court highlights its lack of confidence in agency’s bona fides.
Millions of poor South Africans are at risk as a result of the outsourcing of grant payments, writes Jane Duncan.
A R10bn social grant distribution contract between the South African Social Security Agency and Net1's CPS needs investigating, says Nicola Whittaker.
It is often said that the mark of a good society is the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.
Child support grants can protect teenage girls from sugar daddies.
Inequality barometer is far lower than officially calculated if grants are taken into account.
‘Baby bins' can mean the difference between life – and death at the bottom of a trash can.
From President Fat Cat's stinky Nkandla deal to the Capitec cats who creamed it fat cats risked obesity in 2012, write the amaBhungane reporters.
The controversial R10-billion tender winner, South African Social Services Agency, wants to sell financial products to 10-million state beneficiaries.
The Institute of Race Relations argued in a report this week, that grants have been crucial to improved living standards over the past decade.
Cash-strapped groups plead for more funds: Subsidies have fallen so short of the needs of NGOs that many face imminent closure, writes Heidi Swart.
More and more people are opting to receive their social grants electronically rather than in cash, according to a report released this week.
AllPay says specifications for mega grant payments tender were changed at the last minute so that its competitor, Cash Paymaster Services,could win.
President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley has played various roles in the drawn-out awarding of a disputed multi-billion rand contract.