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Will government now pay SRD R1 500 per month permanently after this?

The government of the Republic of South Africa, under the leadership of the African National Congress and President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, established the special COVID-19 unemployment award in the amount of R350 approximately two years ago.

This was done to aid all of those people who had lost their revenue streams as a result of Covid-19 as well as all of those people who are not working but are qualified.

Since then, there have been calls for the government to establish a permanent jobless relief fund, and some citizens have joined such calls.

The hashtag for the people's campaign, "Pay the Grants," is a call to Sassa and the department of Social Development to pay grant recipients the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant as soon as possible.

In addition to this, they are requesting that everyone who is unemployed receive a guaranteed income award of R1,500. The question at hand is whether or not the government would respond to this appeal and institute the R1,500 Special Relief Grant.

Less than ten percent of South Africa's population is responsible for generating forty percent of the country's overall tax revenue. Prior to the implementation of Covid, there were already approximately 18 million South Africans receiving some kind of social grant. If you add another 10 million to that number, the total number of South Africans receiving social grants is approximately 28 million.


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