SONA 2023 Ramaphosa’s Speech on SASSA SRD Grant
In todays latest SASSA News – According to President Ramaphosa on his SONA 2023 Speech in regards to SASSA, he said Work is underway to develop a mechanism for targeted basic income support for the most vulnerable, within our fiscal constraints. This will build on the innovation we have introduced through the SRD Grant, including linking the data that we have across government to make sure we reach all those who are in need.”
President Ramaphosa: “We will ensure that existing social grants are increased to cushion the poor against rising inflation. This will be set out in the budget by the Minister of Finance. In support of this work and to counter the rising cost of living, we will continue the Social Relief of Distress Grant, which currently reaches around 7.8 million people,” Ramaphosa said.
Around 60 per cent of our budget is spent on what is known as the social wage, providing various forms of support, basic services and assistance to households and individuals to combat poverty and hunger.
President assured South Africans that the government is looking for ways to fight unemployment. Social partners are on board to help with unemployment