COVID-19 relief | Grant applicants struggle with process

Some applicants say they have exhausted all avenues to qualify for the Social Relief of Distress grant. eNCA's Ronald Masinda reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Some applicants for the reintroduction of the COVID-19 relief grant are struggling with the process.

So far, over 10 million South Africans have registered for the R350 grant.

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Just over 600,000 of them are in the Western Cape.

Sassa says it plans to create more awareness on how people can apply.

READ: Sassa opens new channels for social relief grant applications

The first payments for this new round of COVID-19 relief grants were made this week. 

The temporary reintroduction of the payments is expected to end in March next year.

* eNCA's Ronald Masinda reports.


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