EFF march sassa labour department

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EFF geared up for march to labour department and SASSA offices

The EFF will be paying a visit to the labour department and SASSA on Thursday to demand that people be paid their monies.

EFF march sassa labour department

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have planned a mass march to the Department of Labour and South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to demand that people be paid their UIF, as well as, the R350 social grant. The mass march is scheduled to take place on Thursday 5 November 2020 in Tshwane, Gauteng.


EFF Head of the Labour Desk, Commissar Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi will lead a march to the Department of Labour and SASSA to demand that, among other things, people be paid their R350 relief fund, and to ensure people receive their UIF fund payouts.

“Let’s all join Fighters and South Africans on Thursday the 5 November as we march to the Department of Labour and SASSA offices. We meet at 10:00 in Church Square in Tshwane. Let’s fix this country,” the EFF said. 

While Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the SRD R350 grant would be extended by a further three months, he did say top-up grants would come to an end in October 2020. 

SASSA also confirmed this saying; “all the top up amounts for the social grants (Old Age, Disability, War Veterans, Child Support, Foster Child and Care Dependency) have come to an end. The grant amounts as from November will revert to pre-COVID amounts. There is no extension to the top up amounts.”

The Black Sash has since challenged SASSA to this in court.


On Tuesday 3 November, the EFF announced that it would pay a special visit to Pharmacy Direct CEO Gavie Erasmus after he allegedly failed to distribute UIF Ters funds to his employees. 

Addressing the media, Malema said the management of the pharmaceutical company would give the money back to UIF so they themselves can pay workers.  

“Individual workers should be able to go and claim the money from the UIF. We resolved that the best way is to return the money to the UIF so that workers are not affected in the future,” said Malema. 

“…the EFF, Pharmacy Direct and workers have put the matter in question to rest. The EFF Members of Parliament will return to do oversite on other issues raised by the workers”

“We reiterate our call for all companies that have claimed the Unemployment Insurance Funds for their employees to pay workers what is due to them immediately. Otherwise, they too shall receive a warm special visit from the EFF”