Joint IEJ and SERI submission on amendments to the the Social Assistance Act

On the 7 July 2022 the Department of Social Development opened for comment new draft regulations relating to the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD).

The proposed amendments purportedly aim to address a number of issues with the administration of the SRD grant, issues which have been repeatedly raised by civil society organisations in the wake of a massive crisis in the SRD grant system.

Unfortunately, despite these changes, a number of issues remain unaddressed threatening the livelihoods of millions. As such the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) have made the following submission.