President to address the nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 this evening, Wednesday 17 June 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

The President’s address follows a number of meetings of the Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council and the Presidential Coordinating Council.

The President’s address will be broadcast live on television and radio and will be streamed live on a range of online platforms.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation will provide a pool feed to broadcasters.

Arrangements for the pool feed can be made with Mr Thoke at the SABC.

Public enquiries: Presidential Hotline 17737

COVID-19 Specific enquiries: NICD Hotline 0800 0029 999

Media enquiries:
Khusela Diko
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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