Author Archives: Tlou Seopa

Ministers confronted by R350 grant applicants outside Social Sector Summit

On Thursday, 4 August 2022, members of the amandla.mobi community protested outside the Presidential Social Sector Summit in Boksburg. Protesters demanded that the Department of Social Development urgently fixes R350 grant problems because Sassa had stopped paying the grant to millions. They also highlighted barriers to applying for the grant, non-payments, delays with appeals and poor communication from Sassa. Holding huge letters and placards, protesters also communicated their demand to turn the R350 grant into a Basic Income Grant funded by taxing the rich. Read More

Social Grants Survey

For years we have campaigned for social grant increases. But it's not just the amount of money that is not enough, there are lots of problems applying for and receiving social grants. amandla.mobi is not connected to SASSA or DSD and cannot help each person with their problems getting their social grant. But what we can do is come together and demand SASSA address issues with social grants. But we need evidence. That's why we're asking people to share their experiences by completing our survey. Read More

R350 Grant Survey

Together we helped force President Ramaphosa to bring back the R350 grant. But the grant was not increased, and many people are still having problems getting the grant. We are a small NGO, so we cannot help each person get it. But what amandla.mobi can do, is demand that SASSA fixes the problems people are having. We need more information about these problems to show SASSA that they must urgently act. That’s why we’re asking members of our community, people like you, to share your experiences by doing our survey. Read More