“Bishop Victor Phalana of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference said he supported Black Sash’s call for the extension of the SRD grant during this time and its extension into a universal basic income guarantee.
“I have been much aware of the situation of the poor, the underemployed, the unemployed. We are aware of what this Covid-19 relief grant has done for many.”
A number of organisations supported the campaign by Black Sash. They include the SA Domestic Service and Alliance Workers Union, the Muslim Judicial Council, Women on Farms Project, the SA Informal Traders Alliance, and trade union federations Cosatu and Saftu.