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Ralph Mathekga | Covid-19 grants: how rural beneficiaries are humiliated

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Besides the risk of being exposed to many people for such a prolonged period in the lines, there is just another question of human rights that need to be dealt with when it comes to how Sassa money is dispensed to beneficiaries, writes Ralph Mathekga. 

South Africans are geared up for the most difficult Christmas in recent history; struggling with the difficult question of how to celebrate the season amidst restrictions on movements and celebration.

The Covid-19 virus is raging. President Ramaphosa stated poignantly in his last address to the nation that if we carry on and approach this Christmas as if it is business as usual; it will be the last Christmas for some of us. There is no other way but to survive this Christmas. This also means that we should sober up and forget about celebratory activities that could spread the virus further. It is just not worth it. It is important that social distancing and the regulations relating to human interactions are adhered to. So far, we are becoming lax in our attitudes.

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