Monday, February 14, 2011
President, Jacob Zuma, says close to 15 million South Africans obtain social grants from the Department of Social Development.
Speaking in Cape Town where he delivered his State of the Nation Address 2011, Zuma pointed out that, “We will phase in the extension of the Child Support Grant to cover eligible children under the age of 18 years.”
He further said that since his administration is building a developmental and not a welfare state, the social grants will be linked to economic activity and community development, to enable short-term beneficiaries to become self-supporting in the long run.
There are only five million taxpayers in South Africa and 50 million citizens. It means every tax payer supports three people on social grants who support the rest of the people.
For more about the State of the Nation Address 2011, click here