Local campaign to stop grant deductions launched

"THE 'unauthorised, fraudulent and unlawful' deductions of amounts for airtime, prepaid electricity, prepaid water, funeral and insurance policies and the repayment of loans from the accounts of Sassa grant beneficiaries have been the cause of frustrations for many grant recipients, says advocacy group Black Sash. That was what brought together various local organisations working with grant beneficiaries last Thursday at the Methodist Metro Hall to discuss how they might support the Black Sash’s “Hands Off Our Grants” campaign aimed at bringing deductions of this nature to an end."

Read more: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Maritzburg-Fever/local-campaign-to-stop-grant-deductions-launched-20170719

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