Cabinet hesitation on grant topups makes no sense


If our cabinet understood how corruption works in SA it would have approved the topping up of the child support grant — and even the old age grant — last Wednesday already.

It didn’t. That’s because the call by academics, NGOs, activists and even the business sector for the government to top up the well-established grant by R500 for six months is presented by both sides as a “problem”. It is not. It is a solution...

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