“Minister Lindiwe Zulu made a request to the Treasury in April asking for the grant to be extended.
On Tuesday, the Treasury confirmed to GroundUp that it had received the department’s request and that the matter is being discussed in Cabinet.
amandla.mobi started a campaign in April this year, demanding that the Covid-19 SRD grant be extended. Activists at Amandla.mobi have been collecting signatures to petition the state to reintroduce the grant. They had over 62,000 signatures at the time of publication.
Amandla.mobi said that discussions around the Basic Income Grant had been “lagging” and “disappointing”, with “no clear indication of when the grant will become a reality”.’