Yesterday, 22 July 2014, the Department of Social Development briefed the Select Committee on Social Services on its Annual Performance Plan and budget for 2014/15. With the focus on social assistance, it emerged that almost a third of South Africans rely on some kind of social assistance. Furthermore, in the 2013/14 financial year, 70% of the 15.9 million social assistance grant beneficiaries were utilising the child support grant, followed by 19% that are accessing the old age grant.
See the infographic below for more information.
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