The South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) in KwaZulu-Natal says it has processed about 10-million applications for the social relief of distress grant. Currently the agency is calling all those who are eligible to receive the R350 grant to make applications.
This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that government would extend the grant until end of March next year.
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Applicants should be between the ages of 18-59, be unemployed and not receiving any grant or being funded by NSFAS.
KwaZulu-Natal SASSA spokesperson Sandy Godlwana explains:
“All clients who have been paid through the Post Office are encouraged to get bank accounts and upload their details on the system for money to be paid into their personal bank accounts to avoid the long lines because there have been complaints and we have tried to escalate the matter with the Post Office management. Clients whose applications were declined can lodge an appeal for reconsideration for the review of the application.”