ANC WELCOMES GOVERNMENT RELIEF PACKAGE TO SUPPORT THE NEEDY
Prince Z Burns – Ncamashe
The ANC commends our government for taking decisive action to secure the livelihoods of millions of people who have been threatened by both the Corona virus pandemic and looting and damage to social and economic infrastructure in both Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng. Measures announced by government include reinstating the Social Relief of Distress Grant to provide a monthly payment of R350 until the end of March 2022. The unemployed caregivers who are receiving a Child Support Grant can also apply. R400 million has been set aside for the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund to assist with the immediate needs of affected communities.
R2.3 billion has put aside to support small businesses that are not covered by SASRIA, to ensure that they reopen as quickly as possible. We are pleased that our government has also reprioritised funding for small, medium and micro enterprises affected by the pandemic through a once-off business survival funding mechanism. This will go a long way in creating jobs and reducing hunger and poverty.