Khayelitsha is the worst affected township in South Africa’s epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic with infections spreading through residential clusters or hotspots.
Clusters of workers in essential services, in supermarkets especially, have tested positive for covid-19.
Despite claims by SASSA that it has dealt with the influx of grant applicants at its Khayelitsha office, those seeking help continue to sleep outside the building hoping not to be turned away the next day.
Hunger and a social security agency that is unprepared for the disbursement of the Covid-19 relief grant is what is causing the long queues.
Ex-mineworkers in South Africa and in the region say they will continue fighting for what is due to them amid the coronavirus outbreak