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Children who trade are an important part of the economy

The government should do more to develop and upskill these young entrepreneurs who are already street smart

Get cash out to the poorest now

People know what they need to buy, the payments can piggyback on the Sassa system and the money will help prevent people from falling further into long-term poverty

With no nutritional reserves, Covid-19 will push people over the edge

With South Africa under lockdown, many South Africans are hungry — and very soon persistent hunger will dramatically increase malnutrition

Agency faces a Constitutional Court bollocking over lies

On December 28, documents put before the court by CPS show the company wrote to Mvulane by name.

Grants change children’s lives and the lives of their children

This opinion piece draws on Professor Linda Richter’s address at the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2016.

The facts explode the child-grant myth

The increase in the number of beneficiaries has been minimal over the past five years.

Working too hard: Social grants stretched thin within a failing system

The country’s child grant is failing to deliver social justice because it is doing more than what it is meant to do, says research.

We put remarks from buster of ‘welfare queens’ Helen Zille against her actual power

The professional troll from Cape Town is luckily entirely unable to exclude child grant recipients from university bursaries.

Child grant is SA’s best investment

It is difficult to imagine how R280 can improve the life chances of a child, let alone a country, writes George Laryea-Adjei.

Child-support grants: A lifeline out of poverty

For over nine million South African children, child-support grants provide a lifeline from a life of utter poverty.

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