Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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More than 5-million new people applied for the R350 grant this time around

As the country continues to struggle against rampant unemployment and the aftermath of the unrest in KZN and Gauteng, more than 5 million people who had not previously applied for the R350 Emergency Relief Grant applied for the reopening last month.

To date, more than 12 million applications have been made for funding, with application channels crowded since it opened in early August.

Fanie Sethokga, General Manager for Grants Operations at Sassa, told SAfm this week that this time more than 5 million people who had not applied before had done so.

“By September 1st, we had received 12.2 million applications. 6.8 million of these are customers who have previously applied for funding. 5.4 million are new customers who we have never had as applicants in our database. “

The grant was reintroduced to” people in great material need who are unable to meet the most basic needs of their families ”, including those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and unrest in parts KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng are affected.

Sethokga said around 4.7 million applicants had been paid by the end of August.

Sassa told TimesLIVE that those who recently lost their jobs, whether because of the civil unrest or just general economic difficulties, may be able to apply for the grant.

It said those who failing to collect a UIF and still being denied the grant could apply for a re-examination and Sassa would perform a means-testing flow into the customer’s bank account. An exception would be if the funds come from a child-related Sassa scholarship, “said the agency.

Objections can be submitted on the SRD website.

” If applications are rejected, the The customer can submit a re-examination request through the website under the tab: Re-Examination Request. “

In the last round of applications, Sassa directed all appeals to [email protected], some users said Complained that this option didn’t work for them.

Recipients can get their grants at a post office or their bank.

When you collect your payment at a post office, you can get your money Pick up this month:


September 14, 21 and 28.


September 15, 22 and 29.


September 16, 23 and 30.


10. and September 17th


13. September 20th and 27th


14. September 21st and 28th


15th, 22nd and 29th September.

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September 15, 23 and 30.


10. and September 17th


September 13th, 20th and 27th.