Hundreds march to demand Ramaphosa address Basic Income Grant at SONA

Civil society organisations want R350 SRD grant increased to R1,447


Brief | 2 February 2023

Another Postbank “glitch” delays January social grant payments

“We came to the Post Office and they said there was no money”


News | 11 January 2023

Raise income tax for the rich to fund a permanent R350 grant, say experts

This would be affordable and would boost the economy, say experts appointed by the Department of Social Development in new report


News | 13 December 2022

SASSA beneficiaries left stranded on Friday morning

They were told staff were having a party. GroundUp was told the same thing but the Western Cape SASSA spokesperson has denied this


Brief | 13 December 2022

“I had to put my groceries back” says Delft mother after her SASSA card was declined

Postbank abruptly suspended grant withdrawals at ATMs after incidents of fraud


News | 8 December 2022

Postbank loses over R18-million to cybercrime attacks

Most of the money stolen came from the SASSA beneficiary grant payment system, says CEO


News | 1 December 2022

Mother makes over 200 calls to Post Offices in desperate bid to get her social grant

Postbank says it is working to resolve the system glitch for all recipients


News | 11 November 2022

R350-a-month grant extended until March 2024

But millions who used to get the grant have not been receiving it


News | 26 October 2022

Call for Treasury to tax the rich to pay for a Basic Income Grant

“Government has ignored poor and marginalised people for too long”


News | 18 October 2022

About 7.5 million people receive the R350 grant

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu also announces top-up grant for relatives caring for orphans


News | 11 October 2022

Social grants: labour federations reject government proposals

Fears that many will be excluded when Social Relief of Distress grant is replaced


News | 29 September 2022

Closure of SASSA pay points “catastrophic” for pensioners in rural areas

Elderly people in rural Eastern Cape are paying R120 to go and collect their grants

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News | 15 September 2022

Black Sash calls for urgent action to fix child hunger

More than ever, we need a Universal Basic Income Grant


Opinion | 12 September 2022

Leaked documents show how government wants to tackle unemployment

Presidency and National Treasury describe plans for our “employment first” future - and what social grants are acceptable to the government


News | 9 September 2022

Government documents outline new social grant plans

Institute for Economic Justice slams proposal to change Social Relief of Distress grant


Brief | 7 September 2022

Basic Income Grant: What is the debate about?

Proposals for a BIG have been around for decades - why are people saying that now is the time for its introduction?


Debate | 6 September 2022