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dc.contributor.advisor Nyawasha, T. S. Baloyi, Caiphus 2023-03-23T06:40:47Z 2023-03-23T06:40:47Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Sociology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract In most developing countries including South Africa, the anti-poverty programmes aim to enhance and improve the living condition of the helpless people in the society (DSD, SASSA and UNICEF,2012). In addressing children poverty after the apartheid era, the Child Support Grant (CSG) was implemented in 1998 subsequently the State Maintenance Grant (SMG) was abolished after the review in 1997 by the Lund Committee (Grinspun, 2016 and Xaba, 2016). After twenty-two years of CSG existence, this study aimed to examine the successes of CSG in addressing child poverty and vulnerable households at Ha-Mulima. The study was guided by Structural functional theory as a theoretical framework and a qualitative research methodology was applied to examine the ways or mechanisms through which the Child Support Grant has been successful in attending to the problem of child and household poverty. An exploratory case study approach was used as a research design and the participants were selected through a purposive sampling procedure. In addition, data was collected from participants through semi-structured interviews and focus groups, while thematic content analysis was employed to analyse the findings. The findings of the study show that there are positive outcomes of CSG in relation to the utilisation of grant to eradicate child poverty and household poverty. The study found that the CSG has a positive impact in reducing child poverty since it reduces hunger, children access education and caregivers utilize the money to buy clothes for them. Regardless of caregiver’s dietary diversity in the households, the CSG has positive impacts on food insecurity and improved food consumption since families can use the money to buy food. The findings indicated that the CSG promotes self-reliance in communities whereby the caregivers create their own jobs and affiliate to various stokvels with the aim to empower themselves financially to avoid the dependability on the grant. The significance of the study lies in the way it has the potential of unravelling the dynamics of the Child Support Grant in rural communities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship HW SETA PHARMACY PRO en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 92 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Child Support Grant en_US
dc.subject Household poverty en_US
dc.subject Caregiver en_US
dc.subject Poverty and child poverty en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child support en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child support -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title A critical examination of the successes of child support grant : a case of Ha-Mulima, Limpopo (South Africa) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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