the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has cleared the air on the child support grant increases and how the money will be distributed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that the child support grant, which is currently R445, will be increased by R300 for May and by R500 from June to October.
In a statement, Sassa explains that from May R300 will be added to the grant, bringing the total to R740 per child. From June until October 2020, this grant will go back to R440 per child but each caregiver will get an additional R500, regardless of the number of children they receive a grant for
Increased social grants will be given for six months. This was a move to cushion the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on South Africans.
The president further added that unemployed people will also get grants of R350 for a period of six months.