The Department of Social Development says that beneficiaries are misusing social grants by paying for hairdresser appointments and buying beauty products.
In its latest report, ‘Child Support Grant Evaluation released by Social Development’, the department notes that the number of people receiving grants is over 12 million, costing R105 billion for the year.
The report found examples of misuse of grants, bribery and attempts to mislead or deceive officials in order to get grants. Other problems include isolated incidents of corruption and bribery by officials themselves.
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