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It pains me to have to tweet this thread on Youth Day. I have reliable information that despite government undertakings that SRDGrant payments will be paid this week, back payment of April & May Grants will not occur this month😡:
👉April/May payments will only start in
👉June payments will at best start next week
👉The only payments being made this week are outstanding payments from August- Nov 2021.
This means over 8 million poor S Africans will have waited for up to 4 months to receive April grants; & over 10 million applicants up to 3
months to receive May grants! This is totally scandalous when people who have close to zero income are depending on the #R350 grant to fight hunger. One month's delay can be a disaster. Up to 4 months is a catastrophe!
This is a result of government not having put the necessary
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#SASSA The South African Social Security Agency has requested grant recipients to use “other payment methods due to cash challenges” KB
#SASSA says grant recipients wil not be able to access their money at any post office branch as well.
#SASSA staff, at these pay points, are issuing PIN codes to beneficiaries so they can withdraw money at a retail store or ATM’s.
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1. We all saw the #destruction caused by visible #looting in #SAUnrest & communities are reeling from the impact. But about 1000 times of what it will cost to repair last week’s damage, was “invisibly” looted through #StateCapture & #corruption. Here are some highlights
2. According to @ShadowWorldInv1 the #ArmsDeal of the 1990’s cost SA an estimated R2,2 billion looted to pay bribes and kickbacks. To date nothing has been recovered. Money that could have changed the poor’s lives wasted on #GrandScaleLooting.
3. In 2015 @CompComSA found #construction companies #GroupFive, #WBHO, #BasilRead, Murray&Roberts, #Aveng & #StefanuttiStocks guilty of #colluding when building 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums. This added R14 billion to construction costs. (Your taxmoney!)
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#SASSA The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has found no wrong doing in relation to police action to disperse disability grant recipients. GLS
#SASSA In January, officers used a water cannon to enforce social distancing among queueing beneficiaries at SASSA's Bellville office. GLS
#SASSA Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz then laid a complaint. GLS
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