It is a national disgrace that South African citizens are being forced to survive on a mere R350 or R460 per month in social grants. This is an outrage, and it is time for our leaders to wake up and address this issue with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.
EFF leader Julius Malema has been vocal in his call for an increase in social grants, and he is absolutely right to do so. No child or adult can survive and thrive on such a meager amount, and it is a travesty that we are forcing our most vulnerable citizens to live in such abject poverty.
The fact is that poverty is a vicious cycle that is perpetuated by the lack of access to basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, and healthcare. Social grants are a critical safety net that helps to break this cycle, providing the most vulnerable members of our society with the means to survive and maintain their dignity.
The call was made after the Prez appeared and read the State of the Nation Address SONA 2023 which was lived streamed and available in the link below.
Yet, despite the importance of social grants, they are grossly inadequate in meeting the needs of those who rely on them. The government must take responsibility for this shameful situation and act immediately to increase social grants to a level that is commensurate with the needs of our citizens.
It is not enough to simply pay lip service to the issue of poverty in South Africa. We must take real action, and this means increasing social grants to a level that enables our citizens to live with dignity and security.
The call to increase social grants by Julius Malema is not just a matter of politics; it is a matter of basic human rights. No child or adult should be forced to survive on R350 or R460 per month, and it is time for our leaders to step up and address this issue with the urgency and seriousness it deserves. Let us make our voices heard and demand a better future for all our citizens.