The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, said South Africans will still be able to access their social grant payments from 30 March.

Speaking at a media briefing, Zulu said retailers and banks were working closely with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), so that everyone was still able to access their grants. “Recipients are reminded that older persons and persons with disabilities should be allowed to access their grants on 30 and 31 March, so that they are able to return home as quickly as possible, given the lockdown,” Zulu said.

All other grants would be available from 1 April.

Aden Thomas caught up with the Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato around social grant, extended transport hours to accommodate social grant recipients.