Government’s proposals to replace SRD grants slammed

LOCAL Civil society organisation, Pay The Grants has slammed government’s proposals to replace the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) with Job Seekers Grant. The organisation has echoed the Institute for Economic Justice which says the proposals are designed to exclude as many people as possible. In discussion documents, the Presidency and[…]

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Sassa to help R350 grant recipients find jobs

LOCAL Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu says the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) is working on a plan to help those receiving the R350 social relief distress grant (SRD) find work. Zulu revealed this while responding to a written parliamentary question from the EFF. The red berets asked “what measures of intervention[…]

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Payment of R350 grant expected to begin in mid-June

LOCAL The Social Security Agency (SASSA) says payments for the new round of Social Relief of Distress grants are expected to begin in mid-June. It comes after over 10 million people, who applied to receive the new round of R350 grants in April, were not paid over the past two months. The Social[…]

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