Social Development Is Thinking Of Continuing Paying The R350 Social Relief Grant For Atleast Three Years
South Africa is at the moment facing a very serious challenge of the highest number of unemployment.It's only two months since sassa agency reopened the social relief grant applications.Over 12 million people have applied for this R350 social relief grant, this shows a very serious concern to many of our South African society people, who have lost jobs and have to register for this grant so that they can be able to provide for their families.This is the only way to survive in these toughest times.
The department of social development is still receiving more applications everyday, and this shows that many people need the money.
The social relief grant beneficiaries, and those who still want to apply for the grant should know that the government is considering on continuing to pay the social relief grant to the vulnerable people beyond March next year.
" According to the reports, the Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations was busy processing the second special appropriation bill, which if approved, will give the department R26.7 billion to ease the impact of the Covid19 pandemic and July riots."
The department of social development appeared before the Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations on the 14th of September 2021.
The department's Brown Van Vrede said, the grant needed to be continued beyond March next year.
"This is a ticking timebomb.We saw what happened in April when the grant was stopped for about three months.With the unrest we've also seen in July extension beyond this.At least for a minimum of three years, he said."
It will be a great thing if this grant can be extended beyond next year March.People are really inneed of cash especially now that it is not easy to find a job in these days.
Source: Eyewitness News
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