Articles by Erin Torkelson

Legal but reckless: Lending to social grant recipients

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

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29 October 2020

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

Bank invested R1.6 billion in Net1 last year


23 March 2017

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

Loan repayments leave mother-of-four destitute


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”


3 March 2017