EXPLAINER: How social grants work

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Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, 17 March 2017 - South Africa pays more than R1-billion in social welfare grants every month. That money keeps many people alive.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa pays out over R1-billion in social welfare grants every month.

That money keeps many people alive.

As the crisis over the grants payment deadline reaches the Constitutional Court, let’s take a look at who qualifies for benefits.

* Watch the full video report by Ditiro Selepe in the gallery above.