21 April 2020 – Increased social security payments

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Government of South Africa announced measures to provide relief for social distress as part of the second phase of its economic response to the virus.

R50 billion is directed toward a six month coronavirus grant for vulnerable families. This increases child support grants by R300 in May and R500 from June to October. All other grant beneficiaries will receive an extra R250 per month for six months.

The government also announced a new Covid-19 social relief of distress grant of R350 per month for six month for unemployed individuals who do not recieve other grants.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-additional-coronavirus-covid-19-economic-and-social-relief