Graduate student Erin Torkelson’s research featured in documentary “Social Grants and the Green Card” about dispossession in post-apartheid South Africa

“Social Grants and the Green Card” is a short film about how a preeminent, state-sponsored cash transfer program has become a means of dispossession in post-apartheid South Africa. The film was produced by the Black Sash, a Cape Town based NGO, for Cutting Edge, a weekly investigative journalism program on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC1). It aired on Tuesday, 27 March at 9:30.

Erin Torkelson was the researcher and a consulting script writer and worked with a documentary crew that included Esley Philander, Johan Abrahams, Clinton Daniels and Erna Curry.