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Around 27.8 million South Africans rely on social grants provided by the government. This is approximately 46% of the country's population.


Approximately 9.5 million people benefited from the reintroduced Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has rejected more than 3.7 Million Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant applications.


The former Minister of Social Development is back in court for her role in the grant payment crises.


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana recently revealed that R28.3 billion in 2021/22 will be allocated to social grant-based relief.


The South African social support grants are distributed via a number of different methods. One of the more popular methods for people to choose to access their grant money is via the post office. 


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) revealed that more than 90% of Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients used their money to purchase food.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) distributes social support grants on behalf of the South African government.


Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana recently revealed that more than 27.8 million South Africans are recipients of social grants. This represents about 46% of the country's population. 


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has reiterated that there is no fixed payout date for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for the distribution of social support grants. 


Last month it was announced that Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients who did not claim their grants from the first cycle of payments will have the opportunity to collect their money.


Since the beginning of August 2021, more than 13 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. More than 8.3 million grant applications were successful.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) received more than 14 million applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) since applications were reopened in August this year.


In 2020, the South African government established the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to assist unemployed individuals who would not be able to work during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.


In April 2020, the government announced a new social support grant would be introduced to help protect unemployed individuals from the impact of the pandemic.


It is estimated that the current unemployment rate in South Africa is above 34%. The expanded definition of unemployment which includes discouraged work seekers, stands at 44%.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) distributes social relief grants on behalf of the South African government.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) both provide relief to people living in South Africa. However, their mandates are different.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for the distribution of government social relief grants.

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