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Extending temporary disability and care grants will cost govt an extra R1.2bn - Lindiwe Zulu

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
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The government needs a whopping R1.2 billion if it wants to extend temporary disability and care dependency grants to more than 200 000 beneficiaries until March next year.

This was revealed in Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu's reply to a parliamentary question.

Zulu was responding to questions from DA MP Alexandra Abrahams who wanted details on the budgetary and expenditure implications for her department and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) should all disability and care dependency be extended until 31 March 2021. 

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