“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature

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21 January 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries pay up to R150 for a place in post office queue

“South Africa is like that, if you don’t have money you can’t have access to things”

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20 January 2021

Police probe use of water cannon against social grant applicants

SASSA admits it’s in “crisis mode”

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20 January 2021

Their mother died in 2018. Since then this family of five has survived on child support grants

There are over 30,000 child headed households in South Africa

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18 January 2021

Premier Winde calls on President Ramaphosa to intervene in SASSA crisis

This comes after police opened a water cannon on people queueing for grants in Bellville

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15 January 2021

Social grants: the young men who make a living queuing for others

Sometimes knives are drawn as “agents” fight for their place in the Covid-19 grant queue

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15 January 2021

Extend disability grants, Black Sash tells SASSA as queues shock country

SASSA has proposed a ten-point plan to deal with backlogs

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14 January 2021

When you have to spend R120 to access your R350 social grant

Eastern Cape beneficiaries travel 100km to try to beat the queues

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14 January 2021

Blind pensioner left in the rain without answers outside SASSA office

SASSA says her old age grant will be paid in February

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13 January 2021

Sick people queue outside SASSA offices as disability grants lapse

53,000 disability grants have lapsed in the Western Cape

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13 January 2021

Covid-19 protocols are observed inside SASSA offices, but not in the snaking queues of people waiting outside

Social grant applicants spend the night huddled together outside in the hope of being helped

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8 December 2020

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

Court rejects urgent bid to extend top-up grants

Millions of beneficiaries need the top-up to get by, argued Black Sash

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2 November 2020