Articles for Erin Torkelson

The Covid grant should be R585, so everyone can afford to eat

Black Sash launches a report into the implementation and impact of the Covid-19 SRD Grant

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Opinion | 27 July 2021

Legal but reckless: Lending to social grant recipients

High interest rates are charged yet there is little risk to lenders

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Opinion | 29 October 2020

The World Bank’s role in SA’s social grants payment system

Bank invested R1.6 billion in Net1 last year


Analysis | 23 March 2017

Sophia’s Choice: Farm worker has to decide which of her children to feed

Loan repayments leave mother-of-four destitute


Analysis | 15 March 2017

Deductions from social grants: how it all works

“First they steal our money, and then we are forced to beg them for a loan”


Analysis | 3 March 2017