Social relief grant | Organisation says Sassa systems are flawed

Civil society organisation #PayTheGrants says its outraged by SASSA and Department of Social Development’s continued failures around the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grants. eNCA speaks to Pay the Grants SA Coordinator, Elizabeth Raiters. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - People’s campaign #PayTheGrants is appealing to Sassa and the Social Development department to pay grant beneficiaries the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant as soon as possible.

The organisation says it's unacceptable that some beneficiaries still haven't received their grants during Women’s Month as millions of mothers struggle to feed their families.

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They're also calling for a universal basic income grant of R1,500 for those aged 18 to 59.

"Mothers are crying and they are caregivers and they are being declined for an alternative income source, and they are unemployed," said coordinator Elizabeth Raiters.

READ: Govt can afford basic income grant, at a cost: Godongwana

"Sassa systems are flawed. Basic guarantee grant of R1,500 per month and all unemployed are entitled to it.

"People are not surviving on the current of R350 so we are in desperate need of a basic income grant."

Source
eNCA

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