The writing was on the wall that the economic impact of the Covid19 debacle and the lockdown would be brutal. Last year, the South African government announced a Covid-19 rescue package to cushion the blow setting aside R500 billion. However, there are still concerns that the impact of the spending could be undermined by corruption.
Meanwhile, applications for the R350 SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) social relief of distress grants are now open but it looks like the money is simply not enough. As the overall impact of the economic losses becomes clearer.
In a drive to rebuild dignity and promoting humanity Sifiso Mahlangu foundation has been driving grocery tours in South Africa to disadvantaged communities. LN24 correspondent Innocent Semosa spoke to the founder of ‘Sifiso Mahlangu Foundation’ on the Article earlier. Have a look