Weaknesses in the social security system have resulted in many children continuing to live in dire poverty. This is according to Social Development Minister, Edna Molewa.
Molewa, who released a review of orphans' benefits, says that the problem has become even more serious because of the recession.
The report has found that many children and families struggle to access pension funds to which they are legally entitled to, resulting in many continuing to live in poverty. It also concludes that there is poor communication between funds and beneficiaries - this result in claimants failing to access their funds after the death of parents.
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