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It is estimated that more than 40% of South Africa’s population are recipients of a social grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). However questions have been raised around the ability of the agency to deliver services effectively in rural areas.

The cost of living in South Africa has shot up in the last few months with increases to the price of fuel and electricity, both being major factors in the input costs of businesses. A consequence of this has been an increase in the cost of food and transport, affecting Sassa grant beneficiaries.


A recent announcement by the Department of Social Development (DSD) could see the improvement of services at South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) branches around the country by reducing waiting times when beneficiaries collect their grants.


Millions of South Africans rely on social grants distributed by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). It is estimated that the agency serves as much as 46% of the country’s population.


The internet has made it easier to complete tasks, shopping and loads more. However, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is facing challenges which is resulting in grant applicants having to travel to make grant applications.


When the South African Post Office (Sapo) announced that they would no longer be distributing the R350 grant, millions of South Africans wondered how they would access their money.

As a new month approaches, beneficiaries of grants in South Africa will be eligible to collect their money soon at post office branches around the country.


The Minister of Social Development has promised that Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant benefits will be paid by June 2022. This was revealed during the department's budget vote speech this week.


If you're a SASSA beneficiary, then it's always good to know which dates SASSA makes payments. These are the payment dates for the month of July. 

SASSA has released payment dates for the month of June. If you're waiting on your payment, you can expect to receive your payments on these dates.

SASSA has launched a new online booking system for grant beneficiaries. Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu spoke about how the booking system will work. 

Advocacy group, The Black Sash, is calling for government to implement the Basic Income grant as soon as possible. 

SASSA has released payment dates for the month of April. These payment dates include dates for old persons, disability and children's grants.

The extension of the R350 grant has given much needed relief to beneficiaries. The President announced the extension in January, but applications will soon close. 

Some SASSA recipients are still waiting to receive their R350 grant payouts. The post office has now confirmed that they will get what's due to them. 

NSFAS has addressed social media backlash, following a tweet that was sent out about the R350 grant.

SASSA has released grant payment dates for March, as February comes to an end. 

After lapsing the temporary disability grant, SASSA told all beneficiaries to reapply. This is how the reapplication process works. 

The R350 Special Covid-19 grant has been extended. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening. 

Millions of South Africans applied for the R350 grant when it was first introduced in 2020, but now many will be left looking elsewhere for income as it comes to an end.




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