Universal social security is now a matter of urgency

Government must implement a policy for either a basic income grant or a grant for unemployed people

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Opinion | 3 December 2021

Activists demand Basic Income Grant

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week

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Brief | 18 November 2021

Loadshedding causes social grant backlogs

SASSA says staff are manually filling out applications

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Brief | 18 November 2021

CPS has still not revealed how much profit it made from social grants contract

Seven months after Constitutional Court order to supply documents, liquidators apply to delay further

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News | 18 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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News | 11 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study

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Analysis | 11 November 2021

Credit regulator fails to explain why it has withdrawn action against controversial money lender

Moneyline had been accused by Black Sash of using social grants as collateral for loans

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News | 8 November 2021

Fire victims wait three years for SASSA disaster grants

Some families have still not been paid out after the October 2019 fire in Vygieskraal in Cape Town

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Brief | 2 November 2021

Showdown over proposed family grant

Civil society says it won't work, but government document claims it is the best option

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News | 29 October 2021

Grant beneficiaries are paying R100 of their R350 to jump the queue

“We are not forcing anyone to pay the money. We are creating jobs for ourselves”

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News | 27 October 2021

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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News | 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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News | 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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Analysis | 7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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Analysis | 6 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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Brief | 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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News | 24 September 2021