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SRD grant is expected to be raised from R350 to R370 from April this year

Zuko Komisa SRD grant is expected to be raised from R350 - R370 from April this year. It is anticipated that in April of this year, the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also referred to as the R350 grant, will increase to R370. Godongwana declared in the February Budget Speech that until 2024, all social handouts would rise accordingly.These are the increases that will be put into effect this […]



SASSA says it is addressing the fraudulent payments to 74 000 deceased recipients

Zuko Komisa Image | @The_DSD / Adobe Stock SASSA says it is addressing the fraudulent payment to 74,000 deceased recipients. The SABC news channel reported that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) had paid over 74,000 deceased recipients incorrectly. The SASSA says it has taken note of this information. They have further stated that corruption is being addressed by its fraud and compliance unit. @OfficialSASSA is aware of some […]


Fixing underlying challenges relating to social relief of distress (SRD)

Point Of View

SASSA fails to pay 70 000 beneficiaries in January, blaming another glitch

By: Natasha Archary Image | SASSA has failed to pay more than 70 000 beneficiaries grants in January, blaming another technical glitch for the delay. The DA who called President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bluff over SASSA grants, says there is fear that beneficiaries may need to reapply and be without funds for months. SASSA cites a problem verifying the banking details of beneficiaries as the reason for the latest delay in […]


R540 million


SASSA payment dates for social grants over the festive period

Zuko Komisa SASSA payment dates for social grants over the festive period. The payment dates for the various social grants that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offers over the holiday season have been made public. Grants for the elderly will be disbursed on Friday of this week, and recipients of the disability grant will receive their payments on Monday of the following week. SASSA gold cards will remain […]


R540 million

Point Of View

Dept. of Social Development and SASSA taken to court over R350 grants

Zuko Komisa SASSA taken to court over R350 grants. R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients have sued the government, arguing that its rules "unlawfully and unconstitutionally" exclude the poor. Point of View with Phemelo Motene spoke to Senior Researcher at the Institute for Economic Justice, Dr Kelle Howson about a joint lawsuit that they have launched together with the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), against the South African […]



SASSA assures gold cards carriers that they will be paid until the end of the year

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) assures gold cards carriers that they will be paid until the end of the year. All grant holders with gold cards that have expired or are about to expire were urged to pick up their replacement gold cards at post offices around the nation by SASSA last month. This indicates that holders of social grants can continue using their expired cards for withdrawals […]


R540 million


R540 million in SASSA grants looted over 10-years

By: Natasha Archary Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu has admitted that R540 million in SASSA grants have been looted over the past 10-years. Zulu was responding to a question by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in a written parliamentary Q&A session this week. In her admission, Zulu said that R540 million in SASSA grants were paid to illegal beneficiaries over the years. The DA revealed that 1,174 individuals, including SASSA […]


child support grant


REMINDER: Apply for child support grant top-up

By: Natasha Archary Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu is reminding all those who are caring for orphaned children to apply for the Child Support Grant (CSG) top-up. Those who want to apply can go to their nearest SASSA office and complete the application. Any relative caring for an orphaned child, specifically a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt or cousin of the child will now receive a higher value of […]


South African money (ZAR)


SASSA applicants receiving help from family may not qualify for R350 grant

By: Natasha Archary The reapplication process for the SASSA R350 Social Relief Grant may see millions turned away from their only financial lifeline. Any applicant receiving financial help from family of R350 or more will not qualify for the grant. With over 13.4 million people in the country going without an income and 18.3 million reportedly living below the poverty line, SASSA says its trying to ensure only the most […]


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POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;


  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
  1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.“Personal Information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. 

1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

1.3. “Processing” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.  

1.4. “You” or the “user” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose. 

1.4. “Website” means the website of the KAYA 959 at URL or such other URL as KAYA 959 may choose from time to time.   

  1. Status and Amendments

2.1. KAYA 959 respects your privacy. This privacy policy statement sets out KAYA 959’s information gathering and dissemination practices in respect of the Website. 

2.2. This Privacy Policy governs the processing of personal information provided to KAYA 959 through your use of the Website. 

2.3. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, KAYA 959 may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  

  1. Processing of Personal Information

3.1. By providing your personal information to KAYA 959 you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by KAYA 959. 

3.2. Where you submit Personal Information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information: 

3.2.1. KAYA 959 will only collect personal information for a purpose consistent with the purpose for which it is required. The specific purpose for which information is 
collected will be apparent from the context in which it is requested. 

3.2.2. KAYA 959 will only process personal information in a manner that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in the context of the purpose for which it is processed. 

3.2.3. Personal information will only be processed for a purpose compatible with that for which it was collected, unless you have agreed to an alternative purpose in writing or KAYA 959 is permitted in terms of national legislation of general application dealing primarily with the protection of personal information. 

3.2.4. KAYA 959 will keep records of all personal Information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.5. KAYA 959 will not disclose any personal information relating to you to any third party unless your prior written agreement is obtained or KAYA 959 is required to do so by law. 

3.2.6. If personal information is released with your consent KAYA 959 will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.7. KAYA 959 will destroy or delete any personal information that is no longer needed by KAYA 959 for the purpose it was initially collected, or subsequently processed. 

3.3. Note that, as permitted by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, KAYA 959 may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.    

  1. Collection of anonymous data

4.1. KAYA 959 may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows KAYA 959 to collect statistics. 

4.2. KAYA 959 may utilise temporary or session cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. 

4.2.1. Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide KAYA 959 with feedback on the performance of this website. 

4.2.2. The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies: The browser software used; IP address; Date and time of activities while visiting the website; URLs of internal pages visited; and referrers. 

4.3. If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available. 

  1. Security

5.1. KAYA 959 takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party. 

  1. Links to other websites

6.1. KAYA 959 has no control over and accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and KAYA 959 strongly recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit before using it further. 

  1. Queries

7.1. If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]