Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country’s population.