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Here Is Why The Grant Needs Are Puting A Constraint On Sassa.

Evidence from Numbers One in four people in South Africa rely on the South African State Security Agency (Sassa), according to the country's General Household Survey conducted by StatsSA.

Seven hundred fifty thousand applications for the R350 Social Relief free from Distress (SRD) award have already been received, as reported by Sassa last week, and more are expected to be processed.

In addition, the company organized a practice test for the SRD award, which has garnered the attention of civic organizations.

The new passing regulations have been criticized by a wide range of common society groups.

Morning talk shows typically feature Sassa head Brendon van Vrede is interviewed by Refilwe Moloto about the recent findings by Stats SA that 25% of the country's residents rely on state grants.

However, Dark Sash claimed that Sassa's means test for receiving the SRD award was unfair and that they planned to take legal action to challenge it.

However, van Vrede understood from the get-go that the means test was intended for reconsidering requests and was finalized for a restricted setting.

In addition, he mentioned something interesting: the office had conducted a technique exam on all applicants.

In spite of widespread belief to the contrary, we are currently administering a thorough means test to each and every one of our applicants for the very first time.

Sassa's leader director for awards, Brendon Van Vrede

He agrees that a large number of people have been disqualified by the methodology test.

Nonetheless, van Vrede argues that the avalanche of applicants and the available budget for the SRD prizes ultimately convinced the committee to implement the new exam.

We estimated that 18 million people would qualify if the means test was set at the food insecurity threshold, but our budget only allows for 10 million people. It was important for us to divide that up fairly.


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Brendon van Vrede SRD Sassa South Africa


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