Gordhan stated in his speech that social assistance grants provide income support to the most vulnerable in the society. These will be increased in April to compensate for consumer price inflation.
– The old age grant will increase by R90 to R1600 for pensioners over the age of 60, and R1620 for those over 75.
– The disability and care dependency grants also increase by R90 to R1600 a month.
– Foster care grants increase by R30 to R920 a month.
– The child support grant increases by R20 to R380 a month.
However there are mixed reactions to it Ā and this is what went down on Twitter:
— Hloni Nyetanyane (@HloniNyetanyane) February 22, 2017
— Phetoho Maja (@PS_Maja) February 22, 2017
— GAMBU MFANAFUTHIĀ®ā¢ (@GambuMfanafuthi) February 22, 2017
Also read:Ā Social grants to increase in April