His Excellency President Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, congratulates the President of Burundi, Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye on his election and inauguration as President of Burundi today. 

His Excellency President Ramaphosa recalled the long history of excellent relations between South Africa and Burundi which grew stronger from the Arusha dialogue process that led to the end of the conflict in Burundi, and ushered in a new dispensation towards reconciliation, security and development. The election of President Evariste Ndayishimiye will contribute to the strengthening of peaceful and sustainable development of Burundi and progressive bilateral relations with South Africa.  
 
The President reaffirmed solidarity of the African Union with the people of Burundi and expressed its willingness to work with the new President to enhance cooperation between the AU and Burundi in its legitimate quest for peace, security, stability, democracy and prosperity’.
 
President Ramaphosa looks forward to working with President Evariste Ndayishimiye as he leads the people of Burundi to a better life.

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to President Cyril Ramaphosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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