South Africa: Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

Published: 13/Aug/2019
Source: GroundUp (Cape Town)

By Sibahle Siqathule

Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home

In May GroundUp reported how the six member family of 80-year-old Nothembinkosi Nontsasa had to live off her old age pension in two crumbling one-roomed mud houses in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape.

Her children could not get ID documents and were unable to get social grants for her grandchildren.

The family has now received a temporary housing structure and IDs after the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality and the departments of Human Settlements and Home Affairs intervened.

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Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2019