How much will SASSA Grants pay? New Grant amounts from 1 April 2023
In the 2023 budget speech (held on 22 February 2023), the Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana announced that the South Africa government would allocate additional funding to the sum of R227 billion, over the medium term.
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Of this budget, R66 billion will be allocated to Social Development over the medium term, with R36 billion being allocated to fund the extension of the COVID-19 SRD, until 31 March 2024.
The Finance Minister announced that R30 billion will be used for inflation-linked increases for other social grants, which means SASSA grant recipients will receive the following amounts:
(Note: there is an increase on 1 April 2023 and a further increase on 1 October 2023).
- The Older Persons Grant (old age pension) will increase to:
- R2080 on 1 April 2023, for recipients between 60 and 74 years old (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
- R2100 on 1 April 2023, for recipients between over 75 years old (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2110 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R2010.
- The Disability Grant will increase to R2080 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
- The Child Support Grant will increase to R500 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R20). It will then increase to R510 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R480.
- The Child Support Grant Top-Up will increase to R250 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R10). There will be no further increase on 1 October 2023. The current amount is R240.
- The Foster Child Grant will increase to R1120 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R50). It will then increase to R1130 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1070.
- The Care Dependency Grant will increase to R2080 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
- The War Veterans Grant will increase to R2100 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2110 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R2010.
- The Grant-In-Aid will increase to R500 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R20). It will then increase to R510 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R480.
SAPS Learnerships Available
This sector has a couple of different companies, which offer a variety of fields.
The South African Police Services Learnerships may include the following:
- Road Policing
- Freeway Patrol
- By-Law Policing
- The Equestrian Unit
- Crime prevention
- The Canine Unit
SAPS Learnerships Requirements
Candidates between the ages of 18 and 35. Candidates must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details, contactable references, as well as any information they feel may be pertinent to their application. Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates, ID, and proof of address no older than three months. Candidates must be permanent South African residents and citizens.
Candidates will also be required to have/provide the following:
- Grade 12 / Matric Certificate
- Candidates must be mentally & physically fit
- English, read, write and speak
- Candidates must hold NO criminal record
- Computer literate
- Candidates must hold a valid Code B Drivers license
- Be self-motivated and a team player
- Candidates must have great liaison skills
- Candidates must possess leadership skills
Candidates must be prepared to take the Oath as determined by the Municipality of concern after completion of their learnership duration. Flexibility with a commitment to learning, but moreover willingness to work. Candidates must be able to handle pressure, be reliable and honest, with a positive attitude.
Candidates who make the shortlist may be required to complete the following tests:
- An English Proficiency Test
- A Fitness Test, including running Males 2.4KM in 11 minutes Females 2.4Km in 14.30 Minutes
- A Medical Examination
- Provide a Medical Certificate proving candidates may partake in strenuous exercises (Physical Examination)
- Obstacle Course Males must complete within 3 Minutes Females within 4 Minutes
- Firearm Training Practical & Theoretical
Candidates must be prepared to be deployed anywhere within their Province or Department. Candidates must be willing to do required physical / abnormal training periods without compensation. Candidates must attend all training as requested by the department.
SAPS Learnerships Application
SAPS Learnership online application processes are not available. Applications must be collected from the SAPS Department Offices within their Region or Province. Any faxed or electronically submitted application forms will be dismissed. Incomplete forms missing a signature, or documentation will be dismissed.
Candidates are asked to deliver the completed application with the required certified documentation to the offices where they collected the forms from. For more information on their opportunities visit the SAPS Website.
Here are some of the offices where forms may be acquired:
2161 Lucas Mangope Drive
012 358 9242
113 Lovers Lane
012 358 9887
1 Madiba Street
012 358 5917
C/O Daan de Wet Nel & Willem Cruywagen Street
Station Square Centre
012 358 9450
71 Boundary Avenue
012 358 5230 / 012 358 5216
Info Forum Building
013 932 6285
100 Napier Road
012 358 3116
C/O Morkel & Transoranje Street
012 358 1905
119 Brat Avenue
012 543 1715
C/O Oakley & Montrose Street
012 734 6057
195 Main Road
011 758 9100
101 Hertzog Boulevard
021 427 5000
C/O Honeysuckle & Jakkalsvlei
021 695 3061
South African Police Services Learnerships Closing Dates
These learnerships do not have closing dates and the opening dates will vary, depending on the different departments of the Police. No late entries will be accepted, so, candidates are urged to find out about the closing dates from their local Police and Metro Police offices.
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