Women make up a large portion of South Africa’s public works programme.
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.
South Africa’s Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini with President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa's social grants fiasco begs the question: was it orchestrated to undermine the judiciary and the constitution and hide sheer incompetence on the part of government?
People queue to register for government grants in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa's Constitutional Court is in a fix. The only way to deliver social grants that support millions would be through a process that's without validation, would be unlawful and invalid.
The social grants disbursed to millions of South Africans helps entire households.
Should South Africa's social grants not be disbursed, many households will lose the only source of income they have.