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Is the SA Child Grant Contributing to Africa’s Baby Boom?

With a population that has already passed the 50 million mark and a sustained unemployment rate of more than 25%, attention is being focused on South Africa’s child grant incentives for single mothers which may be encouraging young women to bear children to get an income. Simpiwe Gwebu, 25, already has two children. Her first-born is only two years old, the younger two months. The unemployed young mother from Johannesburg’s Soweto township said the two babies are her source of...

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