Tell Government we urgently need a Child Support Grant increase of R500 for the next 6 months

We, a group of concerned academics, civil society leaders, development partners and everyday people, appeal to you to consider our call for an urgent increase to the value of the Child Support Grant (CSG) by R500 for a period of six months. This measure is critical to mitigate the devastating impact of COVID-19 on children, families and the economy. Currently, the CSG is the simplest, quickest and most effective way to get cash into millions of poor households that will otherwise face food insecurity and debilitating poverty.