When you have to spend R120 to access your R350 social grant

Binary Bark

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A R120 chunk of the R350 Nomangesi Ndwayana and Nandile Ngemntu will each receive from the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant will go to pay the driver who brought them 50 kilometres from Peddie to Makhanda in Eastern Cape to queue outside the Post Office.



The pair arrived at 3am, only to find people already queueing.


“We do have a Post Office in Peddie town,” said Ndwayana. “But the challenge is that all the people from the rural villages (118 villages according to the Ngqushwa Municipality website) here are served by one Post Office. You can just imagine all those villages coming together to a single Post Office. That is the reason we decided to come to Grahamstown (Makhanda) because they have a few post offices here to assist people.”

 

eg2505

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life is truly bleak for some rural parts of SA,

but they keep voting ANC, so complain to them.
you let them continue to loot and steal, blame them for your hardships.

bet if this was an election year, the ANC would have buses driving up and down to help people get out to vote.
 

Willem_Wikkelspies

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EC. Dats the EC. ANC stronghold. Ai tog. Really wish I could get the **** out here and back to where things work. Like the WC.

And things are not going to get better here. All going backwards at an alarming rate.
 

TheChamp

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I think many uneducated older people are technophobic. Younger family and friends should be helping them out with issues like banking and cell phones etc.
Except these are not older people since it's the R350 grant, it could just be because people were not keen to register their bank accounts for fear of their applications being rejected.
 
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