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Indicators for Income and Social Grants

Number and proportion of children living in income poverty

South Africa has very high rates of child poverty, and children are disproportionately represented in poor households. In 2014, close to two thirds of children lived on less than R923 per month.

   

The number and proportion of children living in households where no adult is employed

In 2013, 30% all children lived in households where no adults were working. This includes formal employment as well as income generation through informal and self-employment.

   

The number of children receiving the Child Support Grant

The child support grant is an unconditional cash grant paid to the caregivers of eligible children. It is the biggest of all grants in distribution numbers, and now reaches close to 12 million children each month.

   


The number of children receiving the Care Dependency Grant

The Care Dependency Grant is a non-contributory monthly cash transfer to caregivers of children with severe disabilities who require permanent care. It is worth R1500 per month in 2015.

   

2011 Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town
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