President Cyril Ramaphosa has come to the aid of SA’s desperately poor by extending the Covid-19 social relief of distress grant of R350 a month for unemployed adults for a year to end-March 2023.

The extension is estimated to cost the fiscus R50bn, expenditure made possible by the mineral resources boom that is expected to raise the 2021/2022 tax revenue target by R200bn...

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