22 APRIL 2020

Today I was interviewed at 16:30
Coalition’s reflections on the Presidential announcement yesterday. The Coalition has been calling for extension of social grants – are they satisfied with the grant increase?

Response * by some calculations just over 3 million people are covered by the covid19 grant.

There’s more than 10 million people who are unemployed.. Fair enough, some are women with children and are not eligible for this grant. So what about the other 7 million people. R350 is not enough it’s more like a change, you can’t buy enough toiletries with it as for those living in rural areas where transport will cost R100 return. Maybe it will be better if it was double as we experienced price hikes in essential shops. We don’t need temporary solutions