A profile of social security beneficiaries in South Africa - Volume 3


According to the Social Assistance Act of 2004, the Care Dependency Grant (CDG) is paid to the primary caregiver, parent, guardian, foster parent or custodian of a child between the age of one and 18 who is in need of and receives full-time care due to a mental or physical disability. A person will not be eligible for this grant if the disabled child receives full-time care in a State-run institution for longer than six months. In addition, the CDG cannot be received in conjunction with the Child Support Grant but it may be received in combination with a Foster Child Grant for the same child. The study took place in 2005 during the time when grant amounts were increased and therefore, during this time, the CDG amount was increased from R700 to R780 a month.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Wednesday, 28 June 2006
Friday, 25 January 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Social Development
Undertaken By:
Geospace International/HSRC Consortium
Evaluation Period:
Evaluation Area:
Social development, social security & assistance
National Outcome:
National Outcome 3: All people in South Africa are and feel safe.
National Outcome 12: An efficient, effective and development oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.
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Evaluation Type:
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
Profile of social security benefiiaries.pdf 91.pdf
A gender review of implementation of the MDGs -CGE.pdf 100.pdf

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