Black Sash Submission to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature - Social Assistance Amendment Bill

The Black Sash Trust welcomes the opportunity to make a public submission on the Social Assistance Amendment Bill [B 5B - 2010].

We make our submission in accordance with sections 70(1) and 72(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996. 

Our submission deals primarily with: 

(a)         The Bill’s proposal for SASSA to conduct an internal review (reconsideration of an application) and the Social Assistance Appeals crisis;

(b)         The initial Bill’s proposed definition of disability and its implications for those suffering a chronic illness.

Read our full submission