Unemployed mothers and caregivers struggle to access Covid-19 grant

Since 1 July receiving a child support grant should not exclude one from getting the R350 Covid-19 grant

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25 October 2021

Social grant beneficiaries return home empty-handed

Long queues, paid placeholders, offline systems and load-shedding leave social grant beneficiaries empty-handed

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15 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair

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7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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6 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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4 October 2021

Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved

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24 September 2021

SASSA investigating “escalating” fraud cases

One pensioner had at least three months worth of her R1,890 monthly pension stolen

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14 September 2021

Social grant offices have been closed over the past year, leaving recipients to foot the bill

Grant beneficiaries have to wait for hours in long queues, and spend more of their grants on travelling

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13 September 2021

Bathabile Dlamini to be prosecuted for perjury

Black Sash and Centre for Applied Legal Studies welcome the “message that everyone is equal before the law”

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24 August 2021

Some people haven’t received their disability grants since the start of the year

Frustrated temporary disability grant beneficiaries say SASSA offices are not coping

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11 August 2021

No major setbacks for social grant payments in areas hit by riots

SASSA says many buildings it used were damaged and electronic equipment looted

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10 August 2021

R350 Covid grant is too little and excludes too many, research report finds

Grant is used up on basic services that should be free

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28 July 2021

The Covid grant should be R585, so everyone can afford to eat

Black Sash launches a report into the implementation and impact of the Covid-19 SRD Grant

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27 July 2021

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 grant

Activists have so far collected over 62,000 signatures to petition for the R350 grant to be reintroduced

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20 July 2021