Department of Social Development Leaders

Minister for Social Development
Deputy Minister for Social Development
Mr. Linton Mchunu
Acting: Director General for Social Development

Minister Zulu welcomes the Gauteng High Court judgement on re-opening of early childhood development programmes...

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Media Statement July 6, 2020 Social Development to study judgment on the opening of ECD centres...

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Minister Lindiwe Zulu reminds ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise to re-open under Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Level 3...

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 205 721 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 6 Jul 2020 Today we have breached the 200 000 mark, recording a cumulative total of 205 721 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa...

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Basic Education urges schools to apply standard operating procedures in handling Coronavirus COVID-19 cases 27 Jun 2020...

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Minister Lindiwe Zulu launches the National Drug Master Plan on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2020...

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 111 796 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 24 Jun 2020 As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 111 796...

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Government Communications and Information System mourns passing of communicators 23 Jun 2020...

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of  106 108 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 23 Jun 2020 As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 106 108...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates new Burundi President on his election and inauguration 18 Jun 2020...

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Social Development announces extension of deadline for submission of Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) annual reports

   


Social Relief of Distress Grant (How To Apply)

Prospective Applicants will need to provide the following compulsory information for processing of their applications:

  • Identity Number/Department of Home permit;
  • Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);
  • Gender and Disability;
  • Banking details - Bank Name and Account Number;
  • Contact details - Cell phone number;
  • Proof of Residential Address;

 

The manner in which qualifying citizens can apply for this grant will be as follows:

  • The new WHATSAPP line will be     082 0468 553
  • The USSD or SMS Line will be         *134*7737#
  • The email address will be                srd@sassa.gov.za
  • Call centre IVR:                                0800 60 10 11
  • Website:                                            https://srd.sassa.gov.za