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Cosatu welcomes proposed extension of the SRD grant to March 2025 [SOUND]

# Cosatu has welcomed government’s announcement of its intension to extend the Special Relief of Distress grant for an additional year until March 2025. This will provide comfort for 8-million unemployed people who have been receiving this critical poverty alleviation support. Cosatu’s acting spokesperson, Matthew Parks, says although the grant has many limitations, it has provided an invaluable source of relief for millions of South Africans without an income, and has laid the foundation for the long-awaited basic income grant:

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