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SASSA Ignores R350 COVID-19 Unpaid Grant Applicants’ Concerns

Amid questions of “what is happening with our R350 COVID-19 Grant?” Applicants remain disappointed as their concerns are posted on social media were once...

SASSA is Currently Offline For Key Electronic Services

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced late on Thursday that some of its key electronic services are offline. The agency apologised for the...

SASSA’s Big Test: When Will the Emergency COVID-19 Social Grant be Paid?

 By Jeremy Seekings, For Ground Up Summary The emergency ‘COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress’ grant was announced on 21 April and we were told that payments would...

Scam Alert: “You Don’t have to Pay R30” to Apply for Coronavirus Grants

Scammers are taking advantage of the jobless who are trying to apply for the COVID-19 Special Grant of R350 a month. Ahead of the payouts...

Is The R350 COVID-19 Special Grant For The Jobless A Mess In The Making?  

This week millions of jobless South Africans will begin receiving relief grants of R350 each to help them cope with the lockdown.   The temporary-relief grant...

Coronavirus Grant WhatsApp Number, USSD Code and Email

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will today open the process for applications of the R350 Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant...

South Africa has Raised Social Grants: Why This Shouldn’t be a Stop-Gap Measure

by Christopher Webb, and Natasha Vally South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a significant package of social and economic measures to address the fallout...

Sassa Says COVID-19 Grant Application System is Not Ready

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says the system to process COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grants is not ready. Last week Lindiwe Zulu,...

Doubt Over Sassa’s Capacity to Deliver COVID-19 Grant

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) may not be able to deliver the six-month coronavirus grant known as COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress...

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