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

Brother and sister used to rely on Covid-19 grant


17 June 2021

SASSA call centre capacity has improved

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


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


9 June 2021

Deafening silence from government on Covid-19 grant

Activist organisations battling to secure meetings


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


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


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


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


23 April 2021

Activists call for extension of Covid-19 grant

Demands to be given to Department of Social Development on Thursday


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


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


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