Cape Town, South Africa – In the highly anticipated 2023 Budget Speech, the Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, announced that the government will be increasing the amount of money paid out to recipients of the Child Support Grant and Foster Care Grant. The increase will take effect from 1 October 2023.
In his speech, Minister Godongwana stated that the SASSA Child Support Grant, which currently stands at R480, will be increased to R510, an increase of R30. This increase will be welcomed by many families who rely on this grant to help cover the costs of raising their children.
The Foster Care Grant, which currently stands at R1070, will also be increased to R1130, an increase of R60. This grant is paid out to caregivers who take care of children who are not their own, such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles.
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Minister Godongwana said that the government was committed to helping families who are struggling financially, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also stated that the government would continue to look for ways to support vulnerable groups in society.
The news of the grant increase has been welcomed by many South Africans, who have been calling for an increase in social grants for years. Many people have taken to social media to express their gratitude and relief.
The increase in grants comes at a time when many South Africans are struggling to make ends meet. With the cost of living rising and the economy struggling, these increases will provide much-needed relief to many families across the country.
The government has said that it will continue to look for ways to support those in need, and that it remains committed to improving the lives of all South Africans. The grant increases are just one of many steps that the government is taking to help those who need it most.
Source : #SouthAfricaAsk