The amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellowship is designed for writers and community organisers to receive training in best practice campaigning, intensive coaching and hands-on practical experience in running campaigns that use petitions, public submissions, protests and other tactics to hold those in power to account. Read More
Our members have highlighted barriers to applying for the grant, non-payments, delays with appeals and poor communication from Sassa.
Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), we demand the government increase the grant and turn it into a Basic Income Grant by April 2024. President Ramaphosa should take note of the suffering of millions of people in Mzansi who live below the poverty line and the more than 300,000 people who have signed a petition in support of a Basic Income Grant in order to help those with little to no income. Read More
The people, not profit, should govern. But some big businesses have used their power to influence decisions. Read More
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
On 1 October 2021, we launched a survey to gather the necessary evidence to expose the main problems and show SASSA that they must act. Read More
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
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
amandla.mobi is looking for a Tech Director who is committed to using tech to help build real power for Black people, especially low-income Black women. Read More
We're looking for an Office Administrator. Are you the right person for the job? Read More
Mobile network operators should zero-rate local news sites during this crisis. Potentially life-saving information should be available to everyone, even if they cannot afford to pay to access it. Read More