Postbank loses over R18-million to cybercrime attacks

Most of the money stolen came from the SASSA beneficiary grant payment system, says CEO


News | 1 December 2022

Mother makes over 200 calls to Post Offices in desperate bid to get her social grant

Postbank says it is working to resolve the system glitch for all recipients


News | 11 November 2022

R350-a-month grant extended until March 2024

But millions who used to get the grant have not been receiving it


News | 26 October 2022

Call for Treasury to tax the rich to pay for a Basic Income Grant

“Government has ignored poor and marginalised people for too long”


News | 18 October 2022

About 7.5 million people receive the R350 grant

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu also announces top-up grant for relatives caring for orphans


News | 11 October 2022

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