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Paying the right social grant, to the right person, at the right time and place. NJALO!



The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, brief members of the media on the department's social relief measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 

During the briefing, Minister Zulu, together with the CEOs of SASSA and NDA, Ms Totsie Memela and Ms Thamo Mzobe, will give updates on the implementation of the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, status on transfer of payments to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), food relief, prevention and control measures at the department's facilities - including residential care facilities for older persons, amongst others.

Details of the virtual media briefing are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Time: 15h00 -17h00

Venue: Tshedimosetso House (GCIS), Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield

Media Participation:

Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the SA Government Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channels on the links below.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/GovernmentZA

Twitter: http://twitter.com/GovernmentZA

YouTube: http://youtube.com/GovernmentZA


SABC will provide pool feed as follows:

Satellite         Amos7 @ 4 West

Downlink       12649.5 Mhz V

Symbol Rate 2.7 MSym/s

Modulation    8PSK

Video            HD H.264 @ 4.2.0

Members of the media who wish to attend and cover the media briefing may RSVP to: Ms Sharlene Naiker: 082 673 5849 or on email SharleneN@dsd.gov.za. and Ms Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane on 066 480 6845 or on email NomfundoLe@dsd.gov.za


Mr William Baloyi

Cell: 083 390 7147

Issued by GCIS

22 September 2020

Paying the right social grant, to the right person, at the right time and place. NJALO!


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