Breaking News: Ramaphosa Extends Sassa R350 Grant


President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday night that the Sassa R350 grant will be extended. This announcement, amongst others, was made during this year’s State of the Nation Address.

 Ramaphosa Extends Sassa R350 Grant

Good news was delivered on Thursday night as President Cyril Ramaphosa met everyone’s expectations when he announced that the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant would be extended.


The President said:

Mindful of the proven benefits of the grant, we will extend the R350 SRD grant for one further year until the end of March 2023.


This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), where the President made this announcement, was focussed on rebuilding South Africa’s economy and addressing unemployment, inequality and poverty.

The government has been in deep consultations with community-based organisations where they were given insight into the dire needs within communities.

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The SRD grant has provided support to over 10 million vulnerable South Africans as living and employment conditions were worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Ramaphosa also mentioned during his speech that Government intends to look at ways to replace the grant saying that “any further support must pass the test of our own affordability and must not come at the expense of basic services or at the risk of unsustainable spending”.

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2 Replies to “Breaking News: Ramaphosa Extends Sassa R350 Grant

  1. The president do think about the people and he wants to implement but there are stumbling blocks and favouritisms among themselves. Those faction fights must put people first ,think about the economy, millions of people that are not working. the unemployment reaches the doldrums. We are crying for our beautiful country where the rand was one rand twenty seven cents agains the dollar.

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