Poverty and HIV/AIDS: impact of social grants among South African Indians in an Urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

SOURCE: BAOJ HIV
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Naidoo, M.Taylor, M.Mabaso
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, INDIANS, KWAZULU-NATAL, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10178
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/11678

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Abstract

In South Africa poverty and HIV/AIDS is concentrated among blacks, particularly Africans. Social support grants mitigate amongst the deserving poor. There is a need to understand the impact of social grants even among the impoverished black minorities, like that of the South African Indian community in order to inform the social welfare policy. The study examines the impact of grants in the context of poverty and HIV among the South African Indian people residing in an impoverished urban informal community in Durban, South Africa.