SASSA has committed to making two June payments to the R350 grant recipients who haven’t received any financial support since applying in May.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said Lindiwe Zulu has provided no clarity as to how many South Africans have received the R350 relief grant.
A man and his wife, with a tent and camping chairs, slept in an alleyway opposite the SASSA office, along with more than 60 other people.
The R350 grant should only be with us for six months. But it seems there’s pressure from the government’s alliance partners to extend its lifespan.
Sassa said it has disapproved 1 597 127 applicants for relief grants since they have other means of income.
‘I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them’
SASSA have taken to Twitter on Tuesday, telling those who have applied for the R350 grant that they may have to wait a little longer for payment.
Scuffles break out as desperate people try to get to the front of the queue.
There are no lows that the criminal class of South Africa won’t stoop to. Within 24 hours of the new R350 SASSA grant going live, a scam has been detected.
A breakdown of food items you can buy with your R350 social relief grant to get you through the month.
Nearly 600 000 grant payments were duplicated on Monday 4 May.
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu also apologised to those Sassa grant beneficiaries who did not receive their money.
Heartbreaking scenes, here. Queues and crowds have formed around the block on Monday, as SASSA grant recipients were made to wait for hours.
Will SASSA be prepared for the enormous task ahead? The roll-out of a new R350 social grant might not go as smoothly as many would hope.
SASSA’s newly introduced Social Relief of Distress Grant – worth R350 a month – can be claimed from May. Here’s who qualifies for the payments.
Ramaphosa announced a relief package of R500 billion to ensure the recovery of areas affected by the current crisis facing the country.
The way SASSA grants are paid out will change from next month onwards. Here’s the official reasoning the department has given us.
Sassa has provided a solution to temporary disability grants which have lapsed or expired in March.
Pensioners were made to queue for hours – most of the day in some cases – to receive their social grants on Monday. Sassa’s plan had deadly consequences.
It’s good news for those who receive social grants from Sassa – you can still pick up your payments during lockdown. Here’s how you do it.
Sassa says the number of people at cash pay points will be managed and hygiene protocols will be followed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has also, in his 2020 Budget Speech, promised a trifling R20 increase for child support grants.
On average SASSA disburses about R14.2 billion monthly to 17 million beneficiaries.
SASSA accused of failing to meet the human and social needs of the poor.
Report has found It’s more expensive to collect Sassa grants through the new system.