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Extended Families' Ingdigenous Care and Protection of Children in the Context of Poverty and Limited State Social Grants
Liber Amicorum: Essays in honour of Professor Edwell Kaseke and Dr Mathias Nyenti
South African households are more likely to be constituted by more diverse groupings of kin than a two-generation nuclear household. Throughout the history of African societies, extended families have played a central role in the protection of vulnerable children. In African families in South Africa, maternal extended families take over the responsibility of child-rearing in situations where children are orphaned or born to teenage mothers out of wedlock. Children are often assimilated intodoi:10.18820/9781928480839/12 fatcat:j5h4entdebhbvdgldeibsofbuy