Many South Africans were happy to hear that the R350 grant was extended until March of 2022 when it was reintroduced. Although they were happy about the reintroduction of the grant, they were also sad over the fact that it would actually come to an end.
If it was up to them, this grant would become permanent and every month South Africans who are unemployed and continuously disadvantaged by their living conditions could get such a payment as the social relief grant of distress. Cyril Ramaphosa, however, has brought about good news regarding this grant.
According to a report by the South African broadcasting corporation (SABC), Ramaphosa has sent a strong signal of the fact that the R350 in South Africa might last longer than March 2022.
This was after he was asked a question about whether the grant could become a permanent thing even if the Covid-19 situation is to come to an end. He explained that it has been evident through the data that has been captured ever since the grant came into place that it is very helpful to the common citizen.
Extending the grand past March of 2022 will greatly help those that a disadvantage now and will continue to be disadvantaged even coming into the year that is to follow.
I believe that the decision has already been taken to make the grant permanent but Cyril Ramaphosa does not want to make it known as of yet. It has been said by the South African social security agency that a new type of grant which will act like the R350 grant is being discussed.
It is obvious now that people who are receiving the grant should be happy that they might have the grant for periods way after March of next year.
What is your take on the matter? Do you want the grant to be extended further than March of next year? Should the amount also get increase or are you happy with the R350?
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