Women run 42% of South African households in 2024 – Stats SA

Stats SA has published its latest General Household Survey, which reveals that women run 42% of South African households on their own without any assistance. This revealing statistic follows the government entity’s revelation that one out of every two households in South Africa receives a South African Social Security Agency grant of some sort.   WOMEN RUN … Read more

HOW millions of SASSA social grant recipients are tripling their income

SASSA social grant recipients have just received their May 2024 payments for Older Persons, Childcare and Disability. But did you know that of the 28-million grant beneficiaries in South Africa, roughly one third (9 million) have a way of multiplying their monthly income? This is the assertion of The Conversation, who has conducted quantitative research … Read more

Democratic Alliance inspects SASSA offices around South Africa

The Democratic Alliance inspects SASSA offices this week in a bid to understand long queues and general complaints about the agency. The opposition party conducted oversight of SASSA offices all around South Africa and reiterated its commitment to improving social welfare should it come to power. As reported by The Citizen, DA shadow minister for … Read more

Ramaphosa dangles Universal Income Grant for South Africa, again

With just over four weeks to go to General Elections, President Ramaphosa has dangled Universal Income Grant for South Africa, yet again. He addressed COSATU members at a Worker’s Day rally this week, reports Business Tech. In his address, he said a Universal Income Grant for South Africa would be ‘a victory for the country’s … Read more

Reasons you could lose May 2024 SASSA Child Support grants

Beneficiaries have expressed anxiety over what will happen if they lose May 2024 SASSA Child Support grants. The South African Social Security Agency is set to disburse all childcare payments next week on Tuesday 7 May 2024. These include Child Support, Care Dependency and Foster Child, plus the Top-Up scheme for orphaned children we reported … Read more

Mpumalanga SASSA offices closed following alleged witchcraft

SASSA offices in Mkhondo Municipality (previously known as Piet Retief), Mpumalanga, have been closed for two weeks as workers fear for their lives after a sangoma was captured on CCTV performing a ritual in various work stations. SASSA spokesperson in Mpumalanga Senzeni Ngubeni confirmed the incident. SASSA OFFICES IN MPUMALANGA CLOSED FOR TWO WEEKS In … Read more

Info regarding SASSA offices nearest YOU

As the South African Social Security Agency gears up for May 2024 payments, here’s the latest on SASSA offices nearest you. As we’ve reported regularly at The South African, many government grant transactions require you to visit SASSA offices nearest you. You may need to collect funds, change banking details, or clarify any other issues. … Read more

Which social grants are there? And more info!

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) administrates South African welfare grants. Anyone can apply for social welfare grants. You can receive government’s help if you aren’t making ends meet, or if someone in your household needs assistance. But which social grants are there? There’s the Disability Grant, Child Support, and Elderly Persons (Older Persons) … Read more

ALL requirements for a May 2024 SASSA child support grant

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about securing a May 2024 SASSA child support grant. Often overlooked compared to SASSA Older Persons grants because the elderly are considered more vulnerable, child support plays a hugely important role in Mzansi. In fact, even UNICEF recently acknowledged it as an ‘important instrument of social protection … Read more

Latest on May 2024 SASSA Children’s grants

Following last week’s April increases across the board, here’s what’s in store for May 2024 SASSA Children’s grants. South African Social Security Agency assistance for childcare is broken down into three categories. Namely, SASSA Childcare Dependency for mental and physical disability in a minor. Then there’s SASSA Child Support for low-income households struggling to make … Read more