With the R350 grant expected to end in March 2024, calls for the implementation of a Basic Income Support grant have intensified. Several civil society groups have urged government to prioritise making this grant permanent.
South Africa’s unemployment rate currently stands at 32,9%, with an even more concerning youth unemployment rate of 63,9% for those aged 15-24 and 42,1% for those aged 25-34 years.
Over the past three years the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has been a lifeline for more than eight million jobless South Africans and their families each month. These monthly grant payments from Sassa have enabled […]