Latest Statistics of the SRD Grant

Written by on 31 August 2021

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) continues to process millions of applications received electronically for the Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD R350 Grant) since its inception on 06 August 2021.  Applications for this grant are done strictly on-line and not at SASSA Offices. Once systems opened for this SRD grant, applications […]

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Public servants, inmates and migrants under probe for COVID-19 relief grant fraud

Written by on 2 July 2021

About 241 public servants, mostly in learnership positions, 105 inmates as well as several foreign nationals are being investigated for fraudulently applying and receiving government grants during the COVID-19 lockdown period. This emerged during Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s media briefing in Pretoria on Friday. Over six million people applied and qualified for COVID-19 special grants following the […]

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Written by on 7 February 2021

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has issued a statement, advising  all social grant beneficiaries who are collecting their social grant with a Gold SASSA/SAPO cards, “that these cards will work beyond March 2021 until advised otherwise by SASSA through its official platforms.” SASSA advises its beneficiaries to ignore misguided advice received from unofficial […]

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