Could the R350 grant make a return, almost immediately after it has lapsed? According to Lindiwe Zulu, SASSA is already looking to resurrect the SRD fund.
The news will be a relief to card holders who may have been misled by unverified social media claims, which the Agency referred to as “misinformation.”
The Post Office has moved to clarify some concerns raised by SASSA beneficiaries, who fear that Friday is their ‘last chance’ to collect the R350 grant.
The fraudulent scheme was uncovered when a trio of crooks raised suspicions in a Port Elizabeth SASSA office – and police are already on the case.
Here’s when SASSA recipients will receive payment in February. However, there’s bad news for those who have been relying on the R350 grant.
As SASSA sinks further into a desperate situation, there is now a fierce battle to force the agency to extend R350 grant payments past January.
SASSA’s problem “is one of its own making”, according to DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango.
There’s next to nothing left in the pot at SASSA, as funds for social grants run dangerously low. Lindiwe Zulu has also been blasted for her behaviour.
Lindiwe Zulu is set for a very uncomfortable day in Parliament, as she will be asked to explain SASSA’s issues with the R350 grant and disability payments.
Cousins Gwanetsi and Marshal Ntwagae are among several young men who have found a way to make up to R250 a day each.
Can it get any lower? Police decided to deploy the water cannon against SASSA applicants, who were in a queue to renew their disability grants.
The lapsing of the temporary disability grant has been branded a ‘humanitarian crisis’ by the DA – but SASSA feel like they are the ones due some sympathy.
Lindiwe Zulu is under fire, following some disastrous planning from her Department. The lapsed disability grant has created massive queues at SASSA offices.
Super-spreader event loading? There were troubling scenes reported at multiple SASSA offices on Tuesday, as large crowds of social grant recipients formed.
Most of the people seen outside the office on Monday were elderly and had blankets wrapped around them after spending the night outside.
One of SASSA’s most popular social grants – which services over 200 000 people – is set to expire this month. Here’s who will be affected.
Only once in the last 20 years has the number of people claiming social grants dropped – and these latest figures from SASSA paint a harrowing picture.
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu said SASSA is currently piloting the automation of social grant applications.
Almost seven million people received the R350 grant in November – but there has also been a large number of rejections dished out by SASSA.
The DA says it is no wonder that the SASSA R350 grant appeals process has been marred by backlogs of thousands of emails and phone calls.
According to SASSA, beneficiaries should be able to access their social grants, as well as, the R350 SRD, grant by early January.
SASSA released a statement on Wednesday, informing all beneficiaries – including R350 grant applicants – about the threat criminals pose to these payments.
The temporary disability and care dependency grants will lapse this month. According to SASSA, some beneficiaries may need to re-apply.
People are still having to queue for hours, and sometimes all night, for social grants or documents from the Department of Home Affairs.
The DA is calling on Lindiwe Zulu to account for hundreds of social grants that were fraudulently received by City of Joburg employees.