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.
Adjudicators of a previous social-grants tender failed to tell the police about the bribe.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the re-registration of more than 15-million social grant beneficiaries will begin on March 1.
A social grants payment contract has sparked a court battle because it was awarded to foreign firm with a chequered past in South Africa.
In an attempt to curb fraud, the Social Security Agency has announced those receiving social grants will have to re-register to get benefits.
There are moves afoot to overhaul the social grant payout system to make it less cumbersome as some grant recipients wait hours in queues.
Young people in South Africa live in terrible socioeconomic conditions, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has said.
Contractors take huge chunk of budget.
The child support grant could soon be extended to children up to the age of 18 after the emergence of "compelling new evidence", Manuel said.
Parliament's finance committee on Wednesday approved the Adjustment Appropriation Bill with some misgivings.
Social grants are a bonanza for retail stores that act as payouts for thousands of South Africans every month. The M&G joins the queue at a superstore.