Newest information on sassa r350 grant on Points Confronted By Beneficiaries – Black Sash
Human rights group, Black Sash launched a report which highlighted points confronted by R350 grant beneficiries reminiscent of lengthy queues and difficulties with connectivity to use for the SRD grant.
The human rights organisation, Black Sash advocates for the rights of Sassa beneficiaries and in January 2022 the organisation gathered analysis on the problems confronted by recipients of the R350 SRD grant.
Within the report by Black Sash they state that they interviewed 19 individuals between the ages of twenty-two and 56, through phone calls.
Whereas individuals expressed gratitude for the grant which helped them to offer for his or her households, in addition they highlighted challenges reminiscent of lengthy queues, ready for hours on the publish workplace for his or her funds and being turned away from sure branches who informed them that they had no cash obtainable for them to obtain grants.
Some individuals additionally reported that unidentifed Sassa officers would settle for R50 bribes from people who would wish to skip the lengthy queue.
Members additionally skilled difficulties with connectivity when making use of for the SRD grant which may solely be utilized for through on-line platforms.
The report revealed that individuals have been unable to rely solely on the R350 to purchase meals for the month and plenty of have been pressured to skip meals or borrow cash from household or mortgage sharks. Half of the individuals say they utilized for meals parcels from Sassa however solely two people acquired this.
Researcher Candice Groeneweld says that the constraints to accessing grants could have broader implications for transactional relationships, particularly amongst younger weak ladies. She says that younger ladies are determined to outlive and limitations to entry social help may doubtlessly result in these ladies making troublesome selections for his or her survival.
Black Sash govt director, Rachel Bukasa informed the media that the organisation is partaking the Presidency on the SRD grant and different types of primary earnings safety.