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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Public Protector finds against Sassa for improper conduct in awarding food parcels distribution contracts

The Public Protector has found that the Social Security Agency’s improper conduct in awarding new contracts to service providers for the distribution of food parcels caused destitute people in four provinces to go without the parcels for five months. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Sassa’s conduct in delaying the tender process for the[…]

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Update on R350 SRD grant: SASSA’s WhatsApp channel and their website is down due to high volumes of applications. In an effort to correct the matter, SASSA has added two new online channels to the roll-out. This includes govchat ( and Facebook Messenger ( These digital platforms are now open[…]

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