No new allocation for COVID-19 grants - Treasury

People queueing outside Sassa offices to receive social grants.

eNCA/Monique Mortlock

JOHANNESBURG - Treasury says there's been no new money put forward to extend the special R350 COVID-19 grant.

Earlier Reuters reported that National Treasury had put forward an extra R4 billion to buy vaccines and extend the social grant.

The report said the allocation was included in a Special Appropriation Bill tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Tuesday.

READ: WATCH | Calls for COVID-19 grant to be made permanent

That report, which was based on old figures has since been withdrawn with Treasury saying there has been no new allocation.

Civic groups have called for the R350 grant to be extended.


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