R350 special covid grant

As of 11 August 2021, SASSA has received more than 5 million COVID-19 SRD Grant applications. These applications have increased due to the rise in the unemployment rate in South Africa.

Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown. 


Have you been approved for the SASSA R350 grant, but have not yet received your payments? Well, keep reading to find out if you will receive your grant payments.

If your application for the Special COVID-19 SRD grant has been declined, be sure to appeal before the closing date. Keep reading to find out how to appeal and how to track your appeal.

Black Sash and a few other organisations have sent an open letter requesting for the COVID-19 SRD Grant to be extended as many South Africans desperately need this grant as they are still living with the impacts of this pandemic.

SASSA has announced that the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant has come to an end. Keep on reading to find out more about this...

The call has been made for the R350 Covid-19 grant to remain permanent even once the country is free of the virus. The #PayTheGrant Campaign has been started to assist South African's in fighting for the permanency of the the Social Relief of Distress Grant.

Sassa has started paying more people for the R350 SRD grant but people were waiting for double payments due to delays and have complained. Sassa has now set the record straight about May and June payments.


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