covid grant

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has now partnered with Pick n Pay and Boxer stores in order to facilitate the payments of the R350 SRD grant. 

If you've applied for the SASSA R350 SRD grant and have been declined in the period February to April 2021, SASSA has now extended the appeals deadline. 

SASSA beneficiaries are unhappy with the way grants have been implemented lately, especially those who have been approved for the R350 Covid-19 SRD grant as they have been experiencing delays in receiving payments without any commuication from SASSA. 

Advocacy group the Black Sash has called on the South African government to advance with the implementation of the proposed basic income grant as soon as possible. This is so that the grant can help those who have become impoverished due to the Covid-19 lockdown. 

With SASSA introducing the Special Relief of Distress Grant which saw beneficiaries receive R350 per month, further calls have come for a basic income grant to be introduced outside of the R350 grant and to continue after the pandemic.

If you are wanting to apply for a child support grant from SASSA, it is important to note that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Continue reading to find out which days are for Child Support Grants applications. 

If you are wanting to apply for an older persons grant from SASSA, it's important to know that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Read further to find out out which days are for Older Persons Grants applications.

SASSA has recently announced that recipients of the R350 SRD grant should be making use of the SRD website for the related services. 

On 15 October President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the R350 SRD grant for another three months and this was welcomed by many. However, the Democratic Alliance (DA) worries that its implentation will continue to be disorderly. 


The C19 People’s Coalition has raised concerns about Sassa’s R350 grant and has said it ‘falls short of promised reprieve’. Meanwhile, Sassa urges SRD applicants to be patient.

Sassa's CEO, Busisiwe Memela, spoke to Cape Talk this afternoon to give the public further details on the R350 relief fund that Sassa would soon be offering. There was also an update on the 27th April about the testing for this new system.