how efficient their systems were.
Now that we are in power, not only are our systems inefficient, but we often fail the masses who are still living in poverty.
To the 17 million recipients, the social grants saga is not a political agenda but a survival agenda.
The people of Nqwashu said something I know all too well: “Our children are unemployed. They are sitting at home and are supported by us through this grant.”
One might be wondering where my father was when my grandmother was struggling to make ends meet. Well, he was the 11th mouth that my grandmother was feeding. He woke up every day at dawn and walked 15km to look for a job, until the soles of his shoes wore away.