The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu joined by Provincial MECs of Social Development, will on Friday -11 December 2020, brief members of the media on the department’s social relief measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.  


During the briefing, Minister Zulu together with the MEC’s, CEOs of SASSA and NDA - Ms Totsie Memela and Ms Thamo Mzobe, will give updates on the implementation of the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, status on transfer of payments to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), food relief, update on the Early Childhood Development programme, prevention and control measures at the department’s facilities - including residential care facilities for older persons, amongst others.


Details of the virtual media briefing are as follows:

Date: Friday, 11 December 2020

Time: 09:00

Venue: Tshedimosetso House (GCIS), Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield

Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the links below.




SABC will provide pool feed as follows:


Satellite         Amos7 @ 4 West

Downlink       12649.5 Mhz V

Symbol Rate 2.7 MSym/s

Modulation    8PSK

Video            HD H.264 @ 4.2.0



Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.