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Getting the 350 Covid-19 grant is a daily struggle

Many people who applied for Sassa SRD 350and who application approved are failing to get their money. In most cases Sassa put the blame on those individuals who applied due to they entered wrong banking details.

After queuing for hours to receive the social relief of distress grant of R350, the desperate and poor who rely on the money to put food on the table were told that they would not be getting their grants because the facility had ran out money.


Covid-19 social relief of distress grant has exposed long-standing challenges at payment sites across the country, especially in rural areas where recipients are exploited and paypoints are not in good condition and robbed routinely. 

The government need to step up their game and try by all means that the poor are fed in these trying time, I am sure that if they can try they can pull it off.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. 


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