Social protection | South Africa Social protection | South Africa

15 Aug 2022

In South Africa, there is a small caregiver allowance called the ‘Grant-in-aid’ that can be used by a carer for an older person with dementia (Kalula & Petros, 2011). This is a social protection grant that is an additional payment to those older persons who are living on a social grant (e.g., disability, pension, or war veteran’s grant) but are unable to care for themselves, and therefore for the purpose of paying the carer.


Kalula, S. Z., & Petros, G. (2011). Responses to Dementia in Less Developed Countries with a focus on South Africa. Global Aging, 7(1), 31–40.