South Africa's Top Court Steps in to Save the Poor

Three in every 10 South Africans - 17 million of the country's poorest people - receive small social grants from the government which help them to survive. But a combination of government incompetence, private sector greed and suspected corruption forced South Africa's highest court to step in, dictate the terms of a private-public sector contract and ensure that grant recipients will receive their money from April. Writers for The Conversation Africa examine different facets of the crisis.



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