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No to the termination of the special Covid-19 grant!

05 September 2020 Issued on behalf of C19 People’s Coalition: Cash Transfers subgroup. The #PayTheGrants campaign is an initiative of the C19 People’s Coalition. We say no to the termination of the Covid-19 social relief of distress grant in October! #PayTheGrants until we have a basic income guarantee for all. The #PayTheGrants campaign urges the Read more >

Show your support for #OrangeMaskFridays

4 September 2020 Issued on behalf of C19 People’s Coalition: Cash Transfers subgroup. The #PayTheGrants campaign is an initiative of the C19 People’s Coalition. We, the undersigned organisations, call on the public to demonstrate their anger against Covid-19 corruption by donning an orange mask every Friday. The colour is symbolic of the orange overalls which Read more >

#PayTheGrants: SASSA is failing to implement the emergency grant

28 August 2020 Issued on behalf of C19 People’s Coalition: Cash Transfers subgroup. The #PayTheGrants campaign is an initiative of the C19 People’s Coalition. Almost five months have passed since the announcement of the lockdown. While South Africans apprehensively welcome level two, many have experienced increased hunger and desperation during this prolonged period. The staggered Read more >

Covid-19 has worsened an already tough situation

Tsietsi Willem Moshebi Lockdown has been an experience that I will never forget, with the coronavirus being the reason for the deaths of many people around the world. People like myself and millions others nationwide were vulnerable even before Covid-19 came and disrupted lives. I have been without a job for more than a decade Read more >

Government announces new measures to help struggling SA

By Thato Mahlangu Billions will be made available to help South Africa get back on its feet, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the nation on 21 April 2020. Ramaphosa said that additional funding of R20-billion will be allocated to municipalities for the provision of emergency water supply and increased sanitisation of public transport Read more >

Fear and uncertainty in mining communities

Guest contributor I have asked people in my community and some of our mining stakeholders to illustrate briefly, in five lines, how Covid-19 has impacted their professional and personal lives, or even their mental health and well-being.  I have received a few WhatsApps, voice notes, phone calls and emails – some more detailed that others. Read more >

Covid-19 and a tale of two countries

Pearl Nicodemus It has been seven days [at the time of writing] into the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the country seems to be steadying into the stringent conditions set out by government. With almost a million recorded cases globally, many countries have gone into a tailspin, putting measures in place Read more >

Ordinary people are real heroes too

Guest contributor As I sit here pondering about recent events and my experiences, I can’t help but enjoy this silence. Before I learned the term ‘social distancing’, my neighbourhood was fairly busy and one could hear cars and motorbikes speeding down Beyers Naude drive until the early hours of the morning. These past few weeks Read more >