The end of January marks the end of the Social Relief of Distress grant of R350, disbursed by Sassa, but civil society organisations have called for an extension.
Long snaking queues are still the order of the day at the social security agency, Sassa, after 302 days of lockdown in South Africa.
To round off the year, here are just a few snippets of stories Elitsha overed this year.
Covid-19 and the lockdown has exacerbated poverty and inequalities in the rural areas of South Africa.
Suspended Truda Foods workers say they have been asking for a meeting with the company CEO as the local managers do not listen to their grievances.
The surge in numbers of students testing positive is a cause for concern for universities in the Eastern Cape.
School patrollers and covid-19 brigades say they have not been paid for the past three months.
The organisations are also demanding that a comprehensive plan for a guaranteed basic income be put in place in the next national budget.
The Public Service Commission announced that all civil servants will receive a top-up on their salaries but it does not match teachers’ salary demand.
The unhygienic situation is a sign of an uncaring government.