Bad News: If Lockdown Comes To An End, This One Thing Could Also Come Into An End.
The national state of disaster was put into effect in 2020 when the country recorded it's first few cases of Covid-19. The national state of disaster enabled lockdown restrictions which we have been dealing with since then.
Prominent voices such as Rob Hersov have been calling for the national state of disaster to end. Calls to end the lockdown has since been increasing as people grow tired of the restrictions.
It has recently been reported that the government has been examining if the national state of disaster should be lifted or not. The President will therefore annouce to us, probably next week if lockdown will be removed or not.
Life could be going back to normal after almost 2 years of lockdown. However, there is bad news for a certain category of people. This means that any benefit that came along with the lockdown restrictions could as well not apply anymore and this include the SRD grant.
The R350 SRD grant was introduced in 2020 as a way to help the unemployed as we battled with the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. This grant was extended after the first phase to the current phase we are in. Although the grant has been expected to end, this could also mean that there will not be anymore extensions for the SRD grant. This matter however remains unclear as the President will be the one to show us the way as soon as they have the answers. Whether the national state of disaster is lifted or not, this does not mean that we do not have to wear our masks and vaccinate anymore.
Should the SRD grant conclude with the lockdown restrictions or it should continue? Share your thoughts down below..
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