Saturday, October 24, 2009

Social grant age extension praised

By Khanyisa Tabata
24 October 2009

The Black Sash, the Alliance for Children's Entitlement to Social Security and the Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town have welcomed Cabinet's decision to approve the extension of the Child Support Grant to 17 years.

The organisations say it is an important, high-level, political commitment which responds to more than ten years of campaigning by civil society for this vital and effective poverty alleviation measure to be implemented.

They urge government to ensure that regulations and systems are in place to effect a smooth transition.


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