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Social grants reach almost one-third of South Africans

Published on 19/06/2014

The number of people receiving a social grant from the state grew from 12.7% in 2003 to 30.2% in 2013, while the number of households receiving at least one social grant increased from 29.9% to 45.5% over the same period, according to Statistics South Africa's latest General Household Survey.