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Millions of people living in South Africa rely on grants from Sassa. The agency responsible for paying these grants has revealed the payment dates for the next year.

The extension of the Social Relief of Distress grant earlier this year required the amendment of regulations under which it is provided. Civil organisations argue the amendments made by the government do not address several challenges with the grant.

The agency responsible for distributing millions of grants every month has informed some of its beneficiaries that they may experience challenges accessing its website. These challenges could impact around 7 million people.


Millions of unemployed individuals benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant every month. Knowing when they will receive their money is critical for beneficiaries of the grant as it will inform them how to manage their funds. 

Millions of South Africans depend on social grants. These grants are paid lout monthly to qualifying beneficiaries, but the payment process is not always consistent. 

The monthly R350 grant still plays a crucial role in ensuring that those without any alternative form of income can afford basic necessities. So if you are among them you must ensure that all preparations are in place to make your grant collection process as convenient as possible.

The rising cost of living in South Africa has put significant pressure on the government to keep the R350 in place as many dependents of the grant are at the mercy of the current inflation rate.

For millions of South Africans who depend on Sassa's social grants, the start of a new month means grant payments have begun. Grants are paid out based on a grant payment schedule.

In an effort to keep up with the rising cost of living, Sassa has officially increased permanent social grants by roughly 5%. The Agency has also provided a detailed schedule of when beneficiaries can collect their grant payments for the current month.

Grant beneficiaries have been advised to visit post office branches if their South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) gold cards are expiring. Many will be left without the ability to access their money without a new gold card.

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. 


Just under 50% of South Africa's population relies on the government’s social grants to survive every month. Some social grant beneficiaries use the government gold cards to make their monthly withdrawals, but some of these cards are expected to expire soon.





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