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Real ANC success would be freedom from social grants

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Real ANC success would be freedom from social grants

The welfare system assuages the pain of those who depend on it, but it never removes it

Editor: TimesLIVE

In the middle of his speech on Freedom Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the nation that one of the successes of the ANC government, and therefore another reason to celebrate the dawn of democracy, is the disbursement of social grants.

He appeared earnest in his motivation. “In democratic SA, social grants provide a lifeline and source of income to millions, 18-million indigent people every month. If we add the 11-million (who receive) R350, we are talking about almost about 30-million South Africans who get grants every month from this government,” said Ramaphosa.

He included this as part of the answer to what he said many on Freedom Day would ask. “Many people today will be saying: ‘What is this freedom worth?’ Yes, they are right to ask themselves that question.”  ..

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