Concourt orders CPS to hand over documents showing social grant profits

Freedom Under Law has accused CPS of under-reporting its profits by R800 million


1 April 2021

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

Black Sash concerned that rushed medical assessments will affect the outcome of applications


30 March 2021

Call for Child Support Grant to include poor pregnant women

A study found that many pregnant women in the Cape Metro went hungry following the Covid-19 lockdown


19 March 2021

SASSA vows to meet its disability grant deadline

Virtual medical assessments will speed up the process, Western Cape legislature told


4 March 2021

Still no answers to why police used a water cannon on people in a SASSA queue

Independent Police Investigative Directorate considering an investigation


22 February 2021

Covid-19 grant is not enough, say activists

The extension of the R350 grant has been welcomed but it is insufficient, say civic organisations


15 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries find post offices offline, closed or chaotic

Beneficiaries spend R50 of their R350 grant to reach a functioning post office

By and

10 February 2021

Closure of SASSA office leaves Saldanha Bay beneficiaries in the lurch

Applicants for disability grants have to spend R100 on a taxi ride to Vredenburg and back


4 February 2021

“We are desperate”: Covid-19 grant beneficiaries still hope for a reprieve

“We really need this grant, as small as it may appear”

By and

1 February 2021

Police use pepper spray against Covid-19 grant queue in East London

Desperate rush to collect grants as deadline looms

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Mkhuseli Sizani, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Masego Mafata, Lloyd Dyongman and Marecia Damons

29 January 2021

Covid-19 grant: no new applications will be considered, says SASSA

Beneficiaries still hoping the grant will be extended after 31 January


28 January 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries hoping for a miracle

Monthly grant is due to come to an end in January


27 January 2021

Lindiwe Zulu urged to introduce new child grant

Amendment to Social Assistance Act would allow minister to prescribe additional payments


27 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth


22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature


21 January 2021