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

Fears that some SASSA beneficiaries will not get paid next month

Cash paypoints across the country have been closed due to the unrest

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14 July 2021

Children’s Institute urges Parliament to increase Child Support Grant by R10

“It is untenable that the poorest and most vulnerable children should have to foot the bill for budget reallocations” says Katharine Hall

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28 June 2021

20 years later government still “discussing” Basic Income Grant

Even as the push for a comprehensive grant gathers pace, civil society organisations doubt the political will is there

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22 June 2021

Even the rats have left this household now that the cupboard is empty

Brother and sister used to rely on Covid-19 grant

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17 June 2021

SASSA call centre capacity has improved

The agency has upped its helpline answer rate from 30% to 79%

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10 June 2021