Skip to content

Western Cape authorities collaborate with SASSA to provide relief efforts amid Karoo power outages

# The Western Cape Department of Social Development will collaborate with SASSA to activate Social Relief of Distress grants for residents affected by power outages in the Central Karoo. SASSA is also supplying water to local offices for beneficiaries and staff.  Weekend storms damaged power lines, leaving several towns without power. Generators are currently dispersed to aid essential services. Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez confirmed that emergency food parcels will also be distributed.