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Social grant recipients queue for hours in the hot sun outside the main post office in Pietermaritzburg.
Social grant recipients queue for hours in the hot sun outside the main post office in Pietermaritzburg.
Moeketsi Mamane

The Department of Social Development was "forced" to leave vulnerable South Africans in the cold by lowering the eligibility threshold for the R350 grant because of the small budget allotted to it by National Treasury.

This is according to Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) senior research specialist Kelle Howson.

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