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

SASSA vows to meet its disability grant deadline

Virtual medical assessments will speed up the process, Western Cape legislature told

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4 March 2021

Still no answers to why police used a water cannon on people in a SASSA queue

Independent Police Investigative Directorate considering an investigation

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22 February 2021

Covid-19 grant is not enough, say activists

The extension of the R350 grant has been welcomed but it is insufficient, say civic organisations

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15 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries find post offices offline, closed or chaotic

Beneficiaries spend R50 of their R350 grant to reach a functioning post office

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10 February 2021

Closure of SASSA office leaves Saldanha Bay beneficiaries in the lurch

Applicants for disability grants have to spend R100 on a taxi ride to Vredenburg and back

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4 February 2021

“We are desperate”: Covid-19 grant beneficiaries still hope for a reprieve

“We really need this grant, as small as it may appear”

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1 February 2021

Police use pepper spray against Covid-19 grant queue in East London

Desperate rush to collect grants as deadline looms

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Mkhuseli Sizani, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Masego Mafata, Lloyd Dyongman and Marecia Damons

29 January 2021

Covid-19 grant: no new applications will be considered, says SASSA

Beneficiaries still hoping the grant will be extended after 31 January

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28 January 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries hoping for a miracle

Monthly grant is due to come to an end in January

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27 January 2021

Lindiwe Zulu urged to introduce new child grant

Amendment to Social Assistance Act would allow minister to prescribe additional payments

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27 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature

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21 January 2021