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Applications might not have opened for the Special Relief of Distress grant yet but we do know when they will come to an end. Government is said to be spending near to R27 billion on the reinstatement of this grant.

Everyone is itching to get the Special Relief of Distress grant with SASSA saying they will soon announce dates for when the application system will open. Keep reading to find out more on where government stands with the grant.

The Banking Association South Africa has released a statement which states that banks, retailers and the Post Office will be working together to ensure that SASSA beneficiaries receive their grant payments after disruptions were caused by the recent unrest in the country. 

According to SASSA, over 10 000 people have been involved in defrauding the agency. SASSA announced that these people have been benefitting from the COVID-19 SRD grant.

Government has finally made the decision to bring back the Special Relief of Distress grant and this comeback will amount to R27 billion. Further details are yet to be given about the return so keep reading to see what we know so far.

As we near the end of the month of July, it's important to know which dates your SASSA grants will be paid. We can help so keep reading to find out SASSA’s payments dates for grants in August 2021.

The Finance Minister has given some more details into what we should expect from this new round of R350 grants which is to come. The grant is set to run until March 2022.

If you’re interested in benefiting from SASSA’s Special Relief of Distress  grant and you want to know more about it being revived, keep reading. Minister Lindiwe Zulu has given some insight into how this round of grants will work.

Prayers have finally been answered as President Ramaphosa announced that the R350 grant will be making a comeback. This has many South Africans buzzing and SASSA has now had to clear the air on fake news circulating.

Due to the looting, chaos and destruction in the country, SASSA beneficiaries and their grant payments are being affected. Various post offices and SASSA offices have been destroyed.

SASSA has announced that payments will continue after they were suspended due to the unrest. They will also be using their remaining budget in the Social Relief of Distress programme so that they can provide support in the form of food parcels, cash and food vouchers.

SASSA has decided to bring back their food relief programme after the country saw violent outbreaks this past week. They are however warning against fake applications for vouchers.

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.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that those households in need of help after being affected by the looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng would be receiving food relief from SASSA. SASSA cash paypoints which are safe to open will also be operating from 19 July again. 

SASSA beneficiaries might have seen a message circulating on social media which says that R350 grant payments will not be administered for three months. To find out what SASSA has said about this and where it comes from, keep reading.

If you are a beneficiary of a SASSA grant or the Covid-19 Special Relief of Distress Grant of R350 per month, here is how you can correct your details. SASSA assists poor and vulnerable individuals by administering various grants.

Due to the ongoing violence we are currently seeing in the country, various post offices have closed. With this, they've also announced that SASSA payments will be put on a pause. 

The South African Social Security Agency, what we know as SASSA, administers various kinds of grants to vulnerable South Africans. Many citizens in the country depend on these grants for their livelihoods.

The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity is calling on the government to reintroduce the special relief grant. It says the cost of the average household food basket has increased by over R270 in the past ten months.

The South African Social Security Agency in KZN wishes to alert the public of fake messages making the rounds on social media, targeting unemployed persons. SASSA is often used as a cover for criminals to take advantage of vulnerable individuals.



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