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Good news received by R350 grant recipients

This information was disclosed by Zulu in response to an EFF-submitted written parliamentary question.


What steps would her department take to accommodate the more than 500,000 persons who will be turned away from the SRD due to financial restrictions, inquired the red berets?


Only 10.5 million SRD recipients can be served by Zulu's department's R44 billion budget, which is only available till the end of March 2019.


How are the job opportunities going to be made?

In order to help Covid-19 SRD beneficiaries access job possibilities, Sassa is currently working to develop a data-sharing connection with the departments of public works and infrastructure and employment and labor.

Zulu continued, "In addition, the department

t has completed a framework on linking social protection users to sustainable livelihood projects, with an aim to providing skills targeting the unemployed and those on the SRD database to boost chances of employment."


Who will be the program's main subject?

According to Zulu, the department will concentrate on helping those in need, with a concentration on young people and women in particular.


"The department and its organizations, working development agencies, deliver skills development initiatives through this program that have the ability to produce cash and provide employment possibilities," she said.

These measures are meant to help those who cannot be helped by social grants or the SRD Grant and to direct them toward more sustainable employment opportunities and other forms of economic activity.


Are basic income grants planned?

A basic income grant is on the table, according to ANC social transformation subcommittee head Lindiwe Sisulu earlier this month.


How South Africans with Debt Over R50,000 Can Receive Relief in Just 21 Days "We were the committee that made it feasible to provide our folks R350 during the lockdown as a temporary solution for their sustainability. We came to the realization that basic income grants may be handled in addition to that.

With the limited resources we have, "we had multiple discussions with Treasury to determine if it is possible to launch this now or if we might want to continue with the R350 for a specific length of time," she said.


Enoch Godongwana, the finance minister, will make the final decision, according to Sisulu.


It is something that needs to be taken into account while creating the budget. He is attempting to figure out a solution, making sure we can use this as an ongoing and sustainable strategy to guarantee that individuals without access to any resources at all or to any other means would receive support from the government, she said.


SOURCE; Sassa to help R350 grant recipients find jobs — here's what you need to know (msn.com)

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