15.2m South Africans Receive Social Grants

The National Treasury says that social welfare grants now support about 15.2 million South Africans

The National Treasury says that social welfare grants now support about 15.2 million South Africans.

Tabling its 2011 medium-term budget policy statement in the National Assembly, the department said that, "Social assistance and welfare services are effective redistributive and poverty-reduction measures that have expanded considerably over the past decade."

The document says the social security system needs to become more efficient, ensuring the effective use of funds and providing better services.

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