Activists call for a task team to find ways to boost Covid grant

Social protection provides a lifeline but it’s not enough, say researchers

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Brief | 17 May 2022

Post Office no longer paying R350 grant

Beneficiaries must now collect their money at retail stores or USave

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News | 12 May 2022

Seven million people have applied for the R350 grant since Saturday

Social Development says its budget can only cater for 10.5-million

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Brief | 29 April 2022

SASSA not processing new applications for the R350 Covid grant

The agency says it’s waiting for Department of Social Development to finalise amended regulations

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News | 19 April 2022

Bathabile Dlamini’s conviction sends a message to all public officials

There are consequences for failing in their duties

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Opinion | 18 March 2022

Bring back our post office, demand Fort Beaufort residents

Town’s only post office cannot cope with the numbers of social grant beneficiaries

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Brief | 3 March 2022

Child Support Grant needs to be increased, report finds

Researchers say the grant should be R624 – the food poverty line

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News | 25 February 2022

Finance Minister announces 2022 social grant increases

New grant for orphans announced in budget. Nearly one in two South Africans now receives a grant

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Brief | 23 February 2022

Concourt hammers unlawful social grants company

Cash Paymaster Services has tried to delay handing over information on its profits

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Law | 14 February 2022

Activists lobby President to make Covid grant permanent

Following a meeting with organisations last week, the presidency acknowledged the impact the grant has had in reducing poverty and hunger

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News | 26 January 2022

Universal social security is now a matter of urgency

Government must implement a policy for either a basic income grant or a grant for unemployed people

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Opinion | 3 December 2021

Activists demand Basic Income Grant

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week

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Brief | 18 November 2021

Loadshedding causes social grant backlogs

SASSA says staff are manually filling out applications

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Brief | 18 November 2021

CPS has still not revealed how much profit it made from social grants contract

Seven months after Constitutional Court order to supply documents, liquidators apply to delay further

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News | 18 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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News | 11 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study

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Analysis | 11 November 2021