You and Your Future

The IFP believes in empowering people towards self-help and self-reliance, which is one of our core philosophies. We also believe that the most vulnerable in our society deserve more care and support.

AN IFP GOVERNMENT WILL:

  • Ensure a modern, functioning grant system that is fit for purpose and pays the correct grant recipients, on time.
  • Review all grant categories and increase grants where necessary. The Old Age Grant and Child Grant will be increased.
  • Link all grants to opportunities and training to uplift recipients.
  • Combat the rise in social ills by ensuring that every community has access to a social worker.
  • Ensure that all social workers trained by the State receive employment in core Government departments and municipalities.
  • Deliver sanitary dignity for all indigent schoolgirls.
  • Ensure greater support for NGOs that look after the most vulnerable in our society.
  • Respond to the rise in baby abandonment by legalising BabySavers, also known as baby boxes, so that NGOs can protect lives and support mothers experiencing crisis pregnancies.
  • Ensure food security for South Africans. All staple foods in poor households must be exempt from VAT.
  • Address child malnutrition by supporting families who cannot afford to feed their vulnerable children, with food relief through a SASSA voucher programme.
  • Actively promote and foster social cohesion and patriotism through programmes and dialogue, as we believe our strength as a nation lies in our unique diversity.