Almost half SA households receive grants as their primary source of income

Last week, Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, released the Stats SA General Household survey for 2015 which among other things highlighted the country’s ongoing dependence on various social grants. Countrywide 45.5% of households receive grants as their primary source of income.

Dr Lehohla is on the line to discuss this issue with Redi Tlhabi.

The children who are in households that receive social grants, show better resilience, better school attendance, better job search activities.

Dr Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General

Dr Lehohla says the statistics from the survey help dispel myths that abound about households that receive grants.

It demystifies or dumps the notion that little girls get pregnant so they can get social grants.

Dr Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General

Listen to the interview with Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, below:


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