A clandestine system of transfer payment, with roots in apartheid-era boycotts, has developed into routine behaviour on which many family budgets now depend.
Children whose families benefit from social grants and family support interventions enjoy better health, nutrition and schooling.
South Africa's latest budget was a necessary stop-gap after the ravages of the past decade. But it didn't have ideas that addressed the needs of poor people.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
South Africa's public works programme is a laudable idea. But it must be closely monitored to make sure it doesn't lead to unintended consequences, especially for women.
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
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.
Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social or environmental – as well as financial – return.
The social grant saga shows how South African courts are doomed to fail to protect the public from its government.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has repeatedly stepped in to protect vulnerable people and to perform what former deputy chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke calls its "transformative role".
Should South Africa's social grants not be disbursed, many households will lose the only source of income they have.
South Africa's social grant scandal seems to back up highly regarded views on public governance that Public Private Partnerships aren’t naturally efficient.