Social grants

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The Department of Social Development received an allocation of R66 billion over the medium term. This budget will be split among millions of social grant beneficiaries who receive payments monthly. 

 


South Africa's ongoing living crisis, extreme levels of poverty and unemployment show no signs of slowing down even with the help of social grants. But, one expert says that the guaranteed distribution of the R350 grant can actually serve as a starting point for people to get out of the vicious poverty cycle. 


If you have a Sassa gold card and wish to change it to receive your social grant payments directly into your bank account, there are a few steps you need to take. Fortunately, the process is straightforward, and with the right documentation, you can make the switch with ease.

 


Social grants empower South Africa’s women with greater independence, decision-making power and economic opportunities – and popular opinions that grants promote dependency, discourage work-seeking and encourage teenage pregnancies are not backed up by the facts.

 

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