‘It’s Not Enough,’ Soweto residents say of R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant

‘It’s Not Enough,’ Soweto residents say of R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant

Debate intensifies about the future of the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant, and a possible Basic Income Guarantee to replace it. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach) During the State of the Nation speech this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the government had extended the Covid-19 special Social Relief of Distress Grant for another year. The grant is now received by over 10 million people. But how far does R350 actually go to alleviate poverty and how are people making use of it? Tshabalira Lebakeng from the Homeless Writers Project went out to investigate.

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