Apr 2017 1st Edition

Social grants reach 17 million people

  • The Social Development Sector has been allocated R457.5 billion over three years, starting from the 2016/17 financial year.
  • Close to 17 million people, mainly older persons and children, receive social grants. 
  • A total of 9 313 511 learners in 20 744 schools benefit from the National School Nutrition Programme.
  • No-fee paying schools comprise 87.52 percent of schools nationally, which means that over 9.7 million learners, attending 20 760 schools, do not pay school fees.
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