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Minister of social development launched the following report

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, today, officially launched the report titled “The Rapid Assessment of the Implementation and Utilisation of the Special Covid-19 SRD Grant”.


The Special Covid-19 SRD Grant was first introduced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April 2020. as part of the Government’s R500 billion stimulus package .to control and mitigate the negative socio-economic impact of the pandemic in South Africa.

The SRD Grant was targeted mainly at those aged 18-59 years without any source of income support. and those facing undue hardships due to unemployment, loss of jobs and livelihoods. 


Of over 9 million applications received, the grant reached over 6 million eligible applicants for indirect income support transfers.

The findings of the study highlight the impact of the grant in cushioning the most vulnerable against the negative impact of the pandemic .and how some beneficiaries used the grant to start successful income-generating initiatives.

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