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Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions | allAfrica.com

Cape Town — A 10-year old orphan who waited for more than five years for a South Africa government grant has changed the way the state will support children in need.

In a discussion that epitomised the value of civil society and government working together, participants at “Towards Carnegie III,” a conference aimed at combating poverty and inequality, witnessed a policy breakthrough when the government’s Department of Social Development announced that it would provide additional financial assistance to orphaned children living in poverty through a “kinship grant”.

The case of “Child SS,” as the orphan is known in court papers, affects more than one million orphans living in similar circumstances in South Africa.

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