/ 26 September 2021

R350 social relief grant not enough to live on

Covid R350 Grant Applicant Veronicah Sehoke Photo Delwyn Verasamy
According to a recent quality of life survey by the Gauteng City-Region Observatory, six years of progress in poverty alleviation in South Africa has been undone by the Covid-19 pandemic, with 36% of households now living in poverty.
Nearly half of the population in South Africa — one of the most unequal countries in the world — is considered chronically poor.

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