Friday, 09 December
Amid deep poverty, unemployment and inequality, the extension of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was one of the few positive highlights of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address.
On the flipside of Ramaphosa’s noble attempt to address growing poverty, his administration is yet to recover a single cent from those who illegally benefitted from the grant.
In December last year, 5 812 government employees fraudulently received it, costing the country R5.8 million.
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