Activists takes government to court over “unfair” R350 grant application rules

They say at least 10 million applicants are still waiting for their R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant payments since April


News | 23 June 2022

Post Office fails SASSA beneficiaries

June social grant payments not processed at many branches


News | 13 June 2022

Desperate for money, social grant recipients borrow from a surprising source

“I received my money yesterday but it’s already finished”


News | 10 June 2022

Covid R350 grant to be paid from mid-June

Payments delayed by means testing processes


News | 6 June 2022

Young man’s idea pays off: the story of Lindo’s Fast Food

29-year-old Lindokuhle Msomi used his Covid grant to start a small business


Brief | 2 June 2022

It’s hard to get a disability grant if you have a mental illness

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression complain about difficulty accessing grants


News | 20 May 2022

Hands off our Grants: the Black Sash’s long battle for justice

A shameful period in South Africa’s recent history

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Analysis | 19 May 2022

Activists call for a task team to find ways to boost Covid grant

Social protection provides a lifeline but it’s not enough, say researchers


Brief | 17 May 2022

Post Office no longer paying R350 grant

Beneficiaries must now collect their money at retail stores or USave


News | 12 May 2022

Seven million people have applied for the R350 grant since Saturday

Social Development says its budget can only cater for 10.5-million


Brief | 29 April 2022

SASSA not processing new applications for the R350 Covid grant

The agency says it’s waiting for Department of Social Development to finalise amended regulations


News | 19 April 2022

Bathabile Dlamini’s conviction sends a message to all public officials

There are consequences for failing in their duties


Opinion | 18 March 2022

Bring back our post office, demand Fort Beaufort residents

Town’s only post office cannot cope with the numbers of social grant beneficiaries


Brief | 3 March 2022

Child Support Grant needs to be increased, report finds

Researchers say the grant should be R624 – the food poverty line


News | 25 February 2022

Finance Minister announces 2022 social grant increases

New grant for orphans announced in budget. Nearly one in two South Africans now receives a grant


Brief | 23 February 2022

Concourt hammers unlawful social grants company

Cash Paymaster Services has tried to delay handing over information on its profits


Law | 14 February 2022