The South African Social Security Agency, SASSA, says it has so far processed around 75 000 applications for the R350 social relief grant meant for millions of unemployed during the Covid-19 lockdown, but only half of that number have qualified to get the grant.
SASSA says those who qualify will be
paid at the end of this month.
SASSA spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi says, "On the 15th, we paid about 10 people and those 10 people who were paid it was just to test if the system is working.
But there is a category of people of about 75 000 (who) made (an) application as well.
Out of that 75 000, half of it, unfortunately, we disqualified because they are getting one kind of a grant or the other because some of them are getting social grants some of them are in the UIF or some of them are in NSFAS.""https://scontent-jnb1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101142932_3205266579525704_678347169089978368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=YAlVmN-FxOUAX-35ckp&_nc_ht=scontent-jnb1-1.xx&oh=80e64b8c398e81ea0630468d5a2ad2b9&oe=5EF4368B"
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