Department of Social Development Leaders

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

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The National Coronavirus Command Council, will brief media on the regulations relating to the COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions following the announcement by the President on Sunday, 24 May 2020...

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SASSA on faster payment of Coronavirus COVID-19 Grants during Level 3 lockdown 25 May 2020...

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 24 264 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 26 May 2020 As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 24 264...

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Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane and SANAC host Africa Day webinar and launch #NoExcuse “Brave” campaign, 25 May 25 May 2020...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa: Developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 24 May 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