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President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening and announced a range of measures to support the recovery of the economy and provide relief to the poor and those who are vulnerable as a result of the measures that they had to impose to deal with COVID-19.
Ramaphosa said to support those who have no means of supporting themselves, they are reinstating the Social Relief of Distress Grant to provide a monthly payment of R350 until the end of March 2022.”We are expanding the number of people who are eligible for this grant by allowing unemployed caregivers who currently receive a Child Support Grant to apply.”
The president added that the details on the reinstatement of the grant, including the process for application, will be announced shortly.
In addition to the food relief being provided by the Department of Social Development, government is contributing R400 million to the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund established by the Solidarity Fund to assist with the immediate needs of affected communities.