To All Media
06 October 2022, Pretoria - Gauteng: October is set aside as Social Development Month and the department aims to reach out to poor and vulnerable communities who depend on social development services to survive and improve their lives.
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will on Monday - 10 October, update the country on the Child Support Grant (CSG) Top-Up and the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant as well as the plans the department has to ensure that the country is aware of the available services it offers.
This year, Social Development Month, is being commemorated under the theme, “United in the Fight Against Poverty and Other Social ills,” and the Minister will use this opportunity to highlight the eligibility and criteria for South Africans to access the CSG, which is not necessarily a new grant - but an additional amount to the basic Child Support Grant for orphans in the care of relatives. She will also provide an update on the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the two engagements scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 10 October 2022
Venue: 1035 Schoeman Street, Tshedimosetso House, GCIS in Hatfield, Pretoria
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT