Child Grant Beneficiaries on the Increase

A new study by the SAIRR, which will be published next week, finds that the number of children receiving social grants has increased 13-fold since 2001

A new study to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) next week shows that the number of children receiving social grants has increased 13-fold since 2001.

SAIRR researcher, Lerato Moloi, who states that children on the child support grant account for 70 percent of all people on social welfare, warns that this number will increase by another million by 2013.

The study also shows that beneficiaries have risen from 800 476 in 2001 to 10 387 238 in 2011.

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Source: 
Independent Online

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