South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
From April, single parents will have to look for work when their youngest child turns three.
It’s a mystery why another trial of the Cashless Debit Card is necessary – particularly given how it has led to further economic and social harm among its participants.
The latest welfare changes will hurt low-income families and breach Australia's human rights obligations.
A controversial policy could make women prove they were raped before they can get benefits is set to come into effect despite a wide coalition of opponents.
The extent of Centrelink’s customer service delivery problems is legendary – and it's been getting worse in recent years.
We created a graphic to explain what's really going on when Centrelink says its wait time is under 16 minutes.
Higher child support payments actually lead to an increase in the employment rate of single mums, research finds.
A TV series that gives families on benefits a lump sum of £26,000 shows how starting your own business can transform your life.
The UK government's U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Philip Hammond delivers his last Spring Budget on the state of the UK economy. Our panel of experts dissect what it says.
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
The South African Social Security Agency has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of unscrupulous financial services companies.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
Social welfare budgets have simply not been adequate to plug decades’ worth of under-resourcing, especially in black communities. It's a good place for government to start giving life to its slogans
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country's population.
By far the most significant projected savings in the government's omnibus bill is the phasing out of end-of-year supplements for family tax benefit recipients.
Labour force data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, employment rates among migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.