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[…]
LOCAL As millions prepare to collect their social grants, the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has apologised to affected grant beneficiaries who can’t withdraw their money at regular pay points. Earlier this month, Sassa announced that beneficiaries will no longer receive their payments at SA Post Office (Sapo) branches due[…]
LOCAL The DA has called on social development minister Lindiwe Zulu to allow for payment of the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant for existing beneficiaries without them having to reapply for it. The official opposition’s call comes after the department announced on Friday that all eligible recipients, including[…]
The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) says all R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries who chose the “cash send” payment option have been paid. Speaking to TimesLIVE, Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi said payments were made via bank accounts or through the post office. Letsatsi said there are no[…]
The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has clarified that the new payment dates for social grants do not include the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant. The agency announced from next month social grants will be paid from the second day of the month. Social grants are usually paid[…]
Finance minister Enoch Godongwana announced the Treasury has allocated R58.6bn in the medium term for the disbursements of social grants, including the temporary R350 social relief of distress grant introduced in 2020. He tabled his budget speech in parliament on Wednesday, two weeks after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address.[…]
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[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it has paid the first batch of the latest R350 social relief distress grant. The grant will be paid until March 2022 and is aimed at assisting the unemployed and those affected by the recent violent looting in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. Sassa[…]
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 (govchat.app/login) and Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/govchat.org). These digital platforms are now open[…]
The special COVID-19 social relief of distress grant applications open on Friday. The first payments will be processed by the end of the month. The Social Development Department said that people who’d previously benefited from the payment must reapply. Caregivers who were not receiving any grant would also qualify this[…]
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