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Treasury introduces measures to curb double-dipping in relief grant system

# National Treasury is fortifying the social relief of distress grant system to thwart double-dipping. Despite reducing this fiscal year’s allocation from 44-billion-rand to 35-billion-rand, deputy director-general Mampho Modise clarified it aims to prevent those with jobs from manipulating the system. Stricter criteria include a bank balance limit and scrutiny of multiple accounts. Applicants must re-apply every three months to ensure no employment. These measures aim to protect the grant’s integrity.