Ramaphosa holds meetings around new basic income grant for South Africa – and extending R350 Covid grant

Ramaphosa holds meetings around new basic income grant for South Africa – and extending R350 Covid grant

President Cyril Ramaphosa, finance minister Enoch Godongwana and social development minister Lindiwe Zulu held meetings with civil society this week to discuss the possible extension of South Africa’s R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant beyond March 2022 – and the introduction of a basic income grant.

The meeting was held at the request of several civil society groups, including the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and the Black Sash Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), the presidency said in a statement on Friday (21 January).

“The SRD grant coverage has grown significantly since its introduction, from six million to […]

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