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R350 x 10 Million x 12 months

Many who have been benefiting from the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant sighed a huge sigh of relief as they learned the grant will not now come to an end but will rather be getting a 12 month extension into 2023.

The announcement was made during South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February 2022. This is about as close as anyone is going to see a basic income grant for the moment.

So far more than 10 million people have been able to get access to the grant and it has helped them to cope during the pandemic.