Covid-19: 50 days of lockdown, winners and losers

By Andile Mngxitama Over the 50 day period of the Covid-19 National lockdown in South Africa (SA) the Ramaphosa government has, amongst other things: i. begun unleashing 5G with no guarantees that the associated health and environmental risks have been addressed; ii. endorsed Bill Gates vaccines; iii. promised the unemployed just R350 per month for …

COVID-19 R350 Grant: why the poor must apply despite challenges

By Andile Mngxitama On 11 May 2020, the Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, announced the government’s revised criteria and requirements for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant of R350 for the poor. This includes the period of the SRD Grant being from May to October 2020; payment methods; who qualifies; and compulsory …

COVID-19 R350 Grant: BLF’s outstanding questions & call on poor to apply

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu Yesterday the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, announced the following revised criteria and payment methods for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant of R350 for the poor: 1. The Grant of R350 per month is payable from May to October 2020 to qualifying applicants. 2. …