Sassa Plans to Help R350 Grant Recipients to Get Jobs, Says Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
- Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu plans to end unemployment and relance on R350 social relief distress grant
- The minister and the South African Social Security Agency are working on a plan to find jobs for the grant beneficiaries
- Skills development projects will assist youth, women and vulnerable individuals in generating income
GAUTENG – The Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu is working with the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and plans to find jobs for the recipients of the R350 Social Relief Distress grant.
She responded to a written parliamentary question from the Economic Freedom Fighters, asking what measures are being implemented to assist those excluded from the grants. According to the EFF, at least 500 000 people do not receive grants due to budget constraints.
Zulu said Sassa is working on a relationship with the departments of Public Works and Infrastructure and Employment and Labour to assist the R350 recipients in finding work. The department has also linked beneficiaries to initiatives that help those in need develop their skills.
The skills development projects will assist people in generating income and create employment opportunities. Youth, women, and vulnerable individuals will benefit from the programme.
According to TimesLIVE, the African National Congress also plans to implement a basic income grant. However, the decision to implement the initiative lies in the hands of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.