“This project confirms the importance of building and strengthening the relationship between law firms undertaking public interest litigation and civil society to achieve particular outcomes. I applaud Black Sash on the very important work it is doing.”
Postbank fails to pay grants after taking over from SAPO On 30 September 2022 Black Sash became aware that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) partnership with the South
Black Sash withdraws litigation challenging SRD regulations, citing a win, following the amended regulations announced in August by DSD
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was initiated in March 2020 as a measure to support individuals affected by the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The
The Department of Social Development (DSD) invited comments to draft regulations that were published which seek to amend the regulations for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant with a
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: Civil society takes the government to court for unfair and exclusionary social relief of distress grant regulations.
Civil Society is launching litigation against the government over the unfair regulations that govern the social relief of distress (SRD) grant. We are challenging the arbitrary means test of R350,
South African Post Office (SAPO) is failing in its role as South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) partner.
More than 900 000 people are currently affected by SAPO’s struggles to render services to grant beneficiaries. While this may be only 5% of social grant beneficiaries, this is not