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We've been hearing talks about Government introducing a basic income grant for months now but has anything solid been said yet? Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has already addressed the possibility of the grant.

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.

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, announced that social grants will be increased. The social relief of distress grant is also due to come to an end in April.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the job sector. UIF has stepped in with relief schemes such as TERS (Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme) to help during this crisis period. Here's how to claim from UIF as well how to check if you are supposed to be receiving funds from UIF.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students.

This is a grant, which covers the increases for tuition fees and university managed accommodation (where applicable), and will not have to be repaid by qualifying students.

On 16 December 2017, the President announced that government would be introducing “fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans” and that this would be provided through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to first year students in 2018.


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