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Joint Statement: Extend and increase special grants to prevent a humanitarian crisis

The 2020 austerity budget is politically reckless and socially and economically destructive.

Civil Society demands that the government provide support to the most vulnerable in this moment of crisis: Extend and increase both the R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant and the Caregivers grant to R585 per month until we have a comprehensive plan for guaranteed basic incomes.