Social Development Department Ready to Receive Relief Fund Grants Applications

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Department of Social Development has made an announcement on the readiness of the Covid-19 relief fund grant which was announced by the President last month.

The Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu had announced that they were still working out processes that would make it easy for qualifying people to send in their applications mostly through WhatsApp.

She also said they had received 15 000 applications through WhatsApp on their trial and they were successful in testing the system.

Recipients will now be able to send in applications on Monday when the minister will be making the official launch of the programme.

Those who do not own a smartphone will also be accommodated. They can use the USSD number *134*7737# to apply.

The WhatsApp number to use is 0600 123 456.

The department also warned people against giving away their banking their details to curb fraudulent activities.

“We would not ask anyone of their bank pin or CVV number” said the department.

The minister will be making an official launch of the programme on Monday.

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