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.

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News | 16 August 2022

Most applicants for Social Relief of Distress grants are young

Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications

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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

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News | 4 August 2022

SASSA in Khayelitsha closed until further notice, says agency

Hundreds of frustrated beneficiaries turned away unexpectedly this week

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Brief | 15 July 2022

Minister proposes increase to Covid grant income threshold

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

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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

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News | 4 July 2022

Loadshedding causes more hardship for grant recipients

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

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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

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News | 23 June 2022

Post Office fails SASSA beneficiaries

June social grant payments not processed at many branches

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News | 13 June 2022

Desperate for money, social grant recipients borrow from a surprising source

“I received my money yesterday but it’s already finished”

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News | 10 June 2022

Covid R350 grant to be paid from mid-June

Payments delayed by means testing processes

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News | 6 June 2022

Young man’s idea pays off: the story of Lindo’s Fast Food

29-year-old Lindokuhle Msomi used his Covid grant to start a small business

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Brief | 2 June 2022

It’s hard to get a disability grant if you have a mental illness

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression complain about difficulty accessing grants

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News | 20 May 2022

Hands off our Grants: the Black Sash’s long battle for justice

A shameful period in South Africa’s recent history

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Analysis | 19 May 2022

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