Byline: LUPHERT CHILWANE
Social grants explain dip in poverty levels General Reporter ALTHOUGH poverty levels were at their lowest for at least 10 years due to the effects of social grants, four out of 10 South Africans still lived in poverty last year, the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said yesterday.
It said the number of South Africans living in relative poverty decreased from 22,2-million in 2004 to 19,6-million last year 40,7% of the population.
This was the lowest number of people living in poverty since 1998. In that year, about 19,5-million people had been living in relative poverty. The number of people living in relative …