Organisations advocating for the adequate nutritional needs of children have cautiously welcomed the move from President Cyril Ramaphosa to increase social and economic relief for the next six months.
As the younger generation flocked to cash pay points to receive their grants, it was the elderly and others who were disadvantaged. Many pensioners braved the long wait because they needed the money to guy groceries.
As South Africa continues to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, government says it will ensure that those who receive social grants are protected against the spread of the virus as they access their South African Social Security (SASSA) payments
Limpopo – Gogo Maria Lebepe (67) said she should be resting at home looking after her grandchildren but instead she is being sent from pillar to post by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as a mix-up with her ID drags on.
FREE STATE – A small group of grannies, all strapped for money but determined not to make use of loan sharks, have come up with a unique savings plan that benefits both themselves and others.
While it takes 30 working days for a foster care grant to be processed, checked and either approved or refused, the system has failed four orphan children from rural Tzaneen for well over a year.