Activists demand Basic Income Grant

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week By Mosima Rafapa About 80 people marched to the offices of the National Treasury in Pretoria on Thursday, protesting against the budget announcements last week and calling for a Basic Income Grant, an increase in the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and its extension beyond March 2022. The march was led by activists...

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Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved By Masego Mafata About 20 activists picketed outside the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices in Pretoria on Thursday, demanding fixes to flaws that they have identified in the R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application system. Many of the activists, affiliated...

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