The Department of Social Development says its approved nearly 8 million applications of the R350 social relief grant.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu gave an update on the grant to the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee.
“R 7.4 million and R 7.8 million of the funds are approved every month. All our payments and statements are up to date and valid for one month up to the next. As far as the payments are concerned, about 95% of the approved applicants were paid,” according to Zulu.
Concerns have been raised over the late payments of grants in recent months.
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