New PDF release: Changing Social Policy: The Child Support Grant in South

By Francie Lund

ISBN-10: 0796922004

ISBN-13: 9780796922007

Outlining the transformation of the discriminatory welfare method below apartheid, this South African examine explains the extra revolutionary and developmental social welfare approach that has emerged within the postapartheid period. It offers a huge assessment of the context of coverage reform on the time of South Africa's transition to democracy, identifies the styles of poverty and inequality that the 1st democratically elected executive of South Africa needed to handle, and delves into the welfare region, concentrating on the circulate in the direction of developmental social welfare and the iconic societal merits of utilizing social defense funds for kids in the course of the 1998 baby help provide.

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The variations in the SMG itself are reflected in the different names and regulations. It was called a Capitation Grant in some homelands and an Executive Allowance in KaNgwane. Some homelands administered only the child allowance portion, but for up to four children. Bophuthatswana also administered only the child allowance, but for only one child and only when the mother could prove she was widowed. Venda had independently introduced a Single Parent Allowance, but there were only ten beneficiaries in 1991, each receiving R200 per month.

The Committee’s Report was handed to MINMEC in early September 1996. Its recommendations were presented at a Cabinet meeting on 5 March 1997, which I was asked to attend along with Clive Pintusewitz from the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) – he had informally assisted the Committee with demographic and fiscal modelling. I was in Cape Town at the time, working with the Black Sash on their strategic planning about their future role in advocating for social grants. I was called from that workshop to go to the Cabinet meeting.

Some homelands administered only the child allowance portion, but for up to four children. Bophuthatswana also administered only the child allowance, but for only one child and only when the mother could prove she was widowed. Venda had independently introduced a Single Parent Allowance, but there were only ten beneficiaries in 1991, each receiving R200 per month. In the four old provincial administrations of the Cape, Free State, Natal and the Transvaal, African people were eligible for the SMG but very few were in fact granted.

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