Social Welfare

 
​Empowering vulnerable groups through social development programmes
​Empowering vulnerable groups through social development programmes
Flipping through reports from the ministry of social development, South Africa has over 19 million children — more than a third of the...
Changing lives is more than just political rhetoric
Changing lives is more than just political rhetoric
On the freshly mowed laws of Buang Crèche, a preschool and early childhood development (ECD) centre, mothers, student beneficiaries, government...
Social grants crisis tests the powers of Constitutional Court
Social grants crisis tests the powers of Constitutional Court
The Constitutional Court is once again being asked to deal with a highly politically charged matter that affects South Africa's government. The last time was over the question of President Jacob Zuma’s failure to repay state money spent on his personal...
Working too hard: Social grants stretched thin within a failing system
Working too hard: Social grants stretched thin within a failing system
While the child support grant has had a significant impact on the lives of disadvantaged children in South Africa, the full reach of the grant is...
Social services: Charity begins at home
Social services: Charity begins at home
Welfare policy reforms were led by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ahead of the inauguration of a new government in 1994, and were partially implemented by...
[Slideshow]A broken system
[Slideshow]A broken system
Heidi Swart worked as a social worker for five years. She shares her personal story as well as the pain and frustration of feeling helpless in the face of need.
Angola demines 50-million square metres of land
Angola demines 50-million square metres of land
Authorities in Angola have cleared about 50-million square metres of landmines under the country's ongoing demining programme, state media reported...

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