SA lockdown: Making R350 go a long way

Lindokuhle Msomi lost his job as a photographer and videographer. Like others, he too asked himself - what can he do with just R350? Reporter Mawande Kheswa brings us the story. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - Government’s Social Relief of Distress Grant has received much criticism.

First introduced last year May, it was meant to assist people to meet their most basic needs.

But the R350 a month has been criticised as being nowhere near enough and this year it was terminated.

READ: Poverty will increase without COVID-19 grants: Social Development Dept

A 27-year-old from the KwaMashu Hostel in Durban, meanwhile, is proving that a little can go a long way.

Lindokuhle Msomi lost his job as a photographer and videographer -- along with millions of other South Africans -- during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like others, he too asked himself: What can he do with just R350?  

It’s a question he’s answered fully – by opening a fast-food outlet.

* eNCA's Mawande Kheswa reports.

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