Black Sash Submissions

Letter to the DSD and SASSA: Urgent re-assessment of COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants

Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) acting on behalf of the Black Sash Trust, submitted this letter to the Department of Social Development (DSD) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), raising several concerns regarding this Amendment to the directions issued by Minister Lindiwe Zulu on 30 March 2020 in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, No. 57 of 2002, and the recent amendment to those Directions issued by Minister Lindiwe Zulu on 5 August 2020 in relation to the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants of R350 (“COVID-19 SRD grant”). 

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