#PayTheGrants Press Conference
Date: Thursday 28 January
Time: 11h00 – 11h45 AM
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4sRp4zgJQYOVMUWvSwhWDg
Members of the media are invited to a press conference on the government’s proposed termination of the COVID-19 Special Grants at the end of this week. This will affect 6 million people directly and millions more indirectly during the deadly second wave of the pandemic. We have written to the President urging him to reconsider: extend and increase the grants to avert a humanitarian crisis.
The press conference is being hosted by Black Sash, C19 People’s Coalition Cash Transfers Working Group and the Institute of Economic Justice (IEJ) supported by civil society organisations that have been active on issues of social protection. In addition, we will have an opportunity to hear from affected grant claimants, Zwelinzima Vavi, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, and social justice activists.
Contact: Shaeera Kalla +27767866929
Natasha Vally +27723876266
Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker +27722520333
Lynette Maart +27836283425