Social grants: labour federations reject government proposals

Fears that many will be excluded when Social Relief of Distress grant is replaced


News | 29 September 2022

Closure of SASSA pay points “catastrophic” for pensioners in rural areas

Elderly people in rural Eastern Cape are paying R120 to go and collect their grants

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News | 15 September 2022

Black Sash calls for urgent action to fix child hunger

More than ever, we need a Universal Basic Income Grant


Opinion | 12 September 2022

Leaked documents show how government wants to tackle unemployment

Presidency and National Treasury describe plans for our “employment first” future - and what social grants are acceptable to the government


News | 9 September 2022

Government documents outline new social grant plans

Institute for Economic Justice slams proposal to change Social Relief of Distress grant


Brief | 7 September 2022

Basic Income Grant: What is the debate about?

Proposals for a BIG have been around for decades - why are people saying that now is the time for its introduction?


Debate | 6 September 2022

Basic Income Grant: how it would work

Research shows the grant can help end hunger and also contribute to economic growth


Debate | 31 August 2022

Delays with R350-grant payments expected

New regulations may mean August payments are late


News | 26 August 2022

Disorganised SASSA leaves disabled grant recipients standing in the rain

Khayelitsha chaos continues, but there is hope: from 1 September SASSA services will also be offered at the City of Cape Town’s Kuyasa office.


News | 16 August 2022

Most applicants for Social Relief of Distress grants are young

Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications


Brief | 5 August 2022

“I had to borrow R60 for taxis to collect my R350 grant”

Long queues in Makhanda force beneficiaries of Social Relief of Distress grant to return several times


News | 4 August 2022

SASSA in Khayelitsha closed until further notice, says agency

Hundreds of frustrated beneficiaries turned away unexpectedly this week


Brief | 15 July 2022

Minister proposes increase to Covid grant income threshold

Meanwhile, many R350 grant beneficiaries have been waiting months for their payments


News | 15 July 2022

Youngsters eke out a living carrying water for residents

Too hungry to stay in school, brothers dropped out in grade six


News | 4 July 2022

Loadshedding causes more hardship for grant recipients

Khayelitsha residents protested on Thursday, demanding SASSA open more service sites


News | 30 June 2022

Activists takes government to court over “unfair” R350 grant application rules

They say at least 10 million applicants are still waiting for their R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant payments since April


News | 23 June 2022