On Friday, 3 April 2020 Cotlands joined over 40 NPOs & NGOs and signed a letter addressed to the President Cyril Ramaphosa requesting an increase of R500 per month to the Child Support Grant (CSG) for the next six-month period to help families deal with the shock of the COVID-19 crisis.
The CSG is the quickest and easiest intervention that can protect millions of poor households, protect local economies and ensure food security for our marginalised communities. The letter also outlines additional precautionary measures that can protect the most vulnerable families against the spread of COVID-19 virus.
To read the letter, please click on the following link: Call to increase CSG letter to the President
The Children’s Institute recently researched and evidenced information relating to an increase in Social Grants to support poor families so that they can feed their children and provide the required nutrition and protect their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To show your support, please share your comments and use the hashtag; #OurChildrenMatter