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KZN floods: SASSA increases vouchers to R1200

SASSA has increased its food and uniform supply vouchers from R700 to R1200 to assist families affected by the recent floods in KZN.

SASSA R350 grant income threshold

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has increased its food and school supplies vouchers for indigent families KwaZulu-Natal from R700 to R1200. 

SASSA announced its plans to aid those affected by the floods on Tuesday. These vouchers will enable families to buy food and school supplies only.


On Tuesday, SASSA KZN spokesperson, Sandy Godlwana said from the list obtained from the Disaster Management teams, SASSA will ensure that food vouchers are provided to identified individuals. School Uniforms will also be provided to learners who lost their belongings as a result of the disaster.

Godlwana said they have teams on the ground and over 900 families have been profiled so far. 

She also said they will provide one voucher per household once-off, however, they can also provide up to 3 vouchers to families with deceased members. 

Whether this will be once-off or continuous to certain families will also depend on how dire the situation is. 

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“We opted for vouchers instead of cash to prevent those who are not meant to benefit from benefitting. Each time SASSA provides aid there are reports of well off individuals who steal state coffers or give them to their families and friends only.

“Those who need assistance can contact their ward councillors and Sukumasakhe committees.” 

Sandy Godlwana

While SASSA offices remain open, assessments will be carried out in areas along the coast where roads faced damage.

Godlwana further explained that cash payments could not be made under King Cetswayo and parts of the Uthukela Districts . 

Acting Regional Executive SASSA Manager Simlindile Jabavu said teams are mobilising resources and will provide humanitarian relief to stranded families.

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