Social grants glitch casts doubt on readiness for extra Covid-19 relief
No money available for KwaZulu-Natal beneficiaries, while some in the Western Cape were paid double
The payment system of social grants, one of the measures instituted to provide relief to the most vulnerable people, is dysfunctional, raising concern about how it will provide additional relief needed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To limit crowds, only old-age and disability grants were paid out on Monday and Tuesday, but when beneficiaries in KwaZulu-Natal arrived to draw their money it was not available while people in the Western Cape were paid double. ..