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South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.

Budget 2014: Increases in old age, child support grants

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced inflation-related increases in old age, disability, child support and foster care grants on Wednesday. South Africa's social assistance system, one of the largest in Africa, is the government's most direct means of combating poverty.

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