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

No vegetables, no fruit: surviving without the Covid-19 grant

Nocawa Maneli of Gqeberha lives off pap and rice supplied by relatives

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9 June 2021

Deafening silence from government on Covid-19 grant

Activist organisations battling to secure meetings

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28 May 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

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18 May 2021

Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costs

The former Minister of Social Development was ordered to personally pay the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law

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13 May 2021

Desperate people queue for last Covid-19 grants

Grant was terminated at the end of April but some payments are still outstanding

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12 May 2021

Video: Sleeping rough to get a grant

People sleep outside a SASSA office through the night hoping they will be served the next day

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11 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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30 April 2021

Last-minute call to extend Covid-19 grant

Grant due to end on 30 April

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29 April 2021

“R350 is a start, but not enough” says Covid-19 grant recipient

Activists are calling for the Social Relief of Distress Grant to be extended and increased

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23 April 2021

Activists call for extension of Covid-19 grant

Demands to be given to Department of Social Development on Thursday

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21 April 2021

SASSA on target to clear Western Cape disability grant backlog, agency says

Only 10,000 people still need assessments, SASSA says, but Black Sash is sceptical

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14 April 2021

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

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1 April 2021

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

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

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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

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19 March 2021