Minister Bathabile Dlamini acknowledges academic performance of social grant beneficiaries, 18 Jan

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Thursday, January 18, acknowledge the academic performance of social grant beneficiaries who wrote their matric in 2017.

She will also recognise the overall performance of all social grant beneficiaries living in child-headed households and in the Isibindi Programme who are in tertiary institutions around the country.

Isibindi is a community-based programme that deploys trained community-based child and youth care workers in communities in an innovative team outreach programme providing care, protection and developmental support to vulnerable children and families.

Last year, a total of 417 239 learners who are beneficiaries of social grants wrote their matric and 1 813 of these learners were under the Isibindi Programme.

Source: Government of South Africa