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Part of applying for a social grant includes being evaluated through a means test. Here's what a means test is and how it affects your application for a grant through the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

R350 in cash notes held in hand

If you've been wanting to collect your R350 grant payment, you'll have to make sure you have a few things in order before cashing out. 

SASSA offfice in Mossel Bay

SASSA payment days for the month of November are now available for all beneficiaries of the R350 grant. The South African Post Office recently release a payment schedule. 

SASSA Grant Payments

The R350 grant is back for a new cycle of applications, which opened on Friday 6 August. Much like the previous cycle of applications, SASSA has set a deadline. 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offers a number of grants with the aim of providing social assistance to those in need. 

NSFAS office with NSFAS banners

After much anticipation, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has finally revealed when applications for 2022 funding will be opening.

SASSA helpdesk at Department of Social Development vaccination site

SASSA has set a deadline, as it is calling on previous beneficiaries of the R350 to collect their outstanding grant payments. 

young learner using laptop

Network provider, MTN has launched a new online school for learners across South Africa. The launch of the online school was announced on Thursday as part of a collaboration between MTN and the Department of Basic Education.

Unisa building

Students at the University of South Africa (Unisa) have been reminded to collect their certificates. This has been an ongoing issue at the university.

SASSA and Department of Social Development banner

Some applicants of the R350 grant have been approved, but have not yet received their payments. If ypou are one of these applicants, SASSA has explained why this could be the case. 

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