MTHATHA, SOUTH AFRICA  FEBRUARY 2: Pensioners wait in line early in the morning to collect their state pension at the Mthatha Post Office on February 2, 2024, in Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The pension in South Africa is about 2100 rands (about eur 100) a month and paid to residents over sixty years of age. Many older persons in South Africa support children and grandchildren and the grant rarely lasts the entire month. South Africa has a population of over 60 million people and about half of the population lives on different state grants. These grants are often the only income in a household. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)