Godongwana says R350 grant ‘wont be dropped without fundamental replacement’

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Picture Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA) Cape Town – Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has indicated that the government would not drop the R350 social relief of distress grant without providing a replacement for it.

“We are under no illusion that you can drop the SRD without a fundamental replacement – hence we are discussing a comprehensive social security system.

“The elements of that are social assistance, social insurance and active labour market policies,” Godongwana said.The minister said that, for the comprehensive social security system to happen, there would be a need to be careful consideration of the various trade-offs.“As […]

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