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Social Assistance Amendment Act 16 of 2020 (English / Afrikaans)

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The Social Assistance Amendment Act 16 of 2020 intends:

  • to amend the Social Assistance Act, 2004, so as:
    • to insert new definitions;
    • to provide for additional payments linked to social grants;
    • to provide for payment of benefits to a child-headed household;
    • to provide for social relief of distress in the event of a disaster;
    • to repeal the internal reconsideration process;
    • to provide for an Independent Tribunal to consider appeals against decisions of the Agency;
    • to provide for the establishment of the Inspectorate as a government component; and
  •  to provide for matters connected therewith.


30 May 2022 (Gazette 46454, 30 May 2022)