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.