latest news on SASSA Grant 4th April 2023
In todays latest SASSA News – Millions of South Africans in need receive aid from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). These aid packages make it possible for low-income people to buy necessities like food and shelter.
Busisiwe Memela-Khambula, CEO of Sassa, is adamant that the grant administration agency plays a crucial role in ending extreme poverty in South Africa by 2030. The National Development Plan has this as one of its primary objectives (NDP).
The NDP has as its end goal, in 2030, the complete eradication of poverty and significant reduction in inequality. Inclusion in economic growth, capability development, state capacity enhancement, and societal leadership and partnership promotion are all key to achieving the plan’s goals.
Achieving the NDP’s goals depends on Sassa doing its job and distributing grants to those who need them. Sassa employs 8,000 people, has 9 regional offices, 46 district offices, 389 local offices, and 1,163 service points to distribute monthly grants to those in need.
More than 26 million people in South Africa currently receive grants, as explained by Busisiwe-Memela. Sassa has provided approximately $18.7M in permanent grants.
More than 18.7 million South Africans, including the elderly, the disabled, military veterans, children, and those in need, receive monthly income support from Sassa.
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the deputy minister of the Department of Social Development (DSD), has admitted that the DSD and Sassa need to work on their communication. This will help make sure that issues faced by grantees are resolved.