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South Gauteng Court orders that grannies cannot get Foster Child Grant

On 29 August 2012, the South Gauteng High Court handed down a judgement that has effectively brought to an end the financial support which has been available, as per the directions given by the Department of Social Development under the former leadership of Dr Zola Skweyiya, to the many grannies caring for their orphaned grandchildren – namely the Foster Child Grant (FCG). ...

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Study published on the developmental value of the CSG

UNICEF, SASSA and the Department of Social Development have published the findings of an impact assessment of the child support grant. The study provides strong evidence of the developmental value of the CSG which enjoys a high take-up rate amongst children aged seven to ten years, but a relatively low rate amongst infants and the newly-eligible youth. ...

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