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City formalises relationship with SASSA to open more service points <p>'Many of our most vulnerable residents, the elderly and disabled, often have to borrow money or spend big portions of their income towards transport to access basic services. The City is making access to social grants easier by facilitating the lease of facilities for pay outs,' said the Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</p><p>Across the city more than 20 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) have been requested on halls and centres which will be used as service points.</p><p>'The City is committed to partnerships which benefit all our residents and which aim to ease the burden on those dependent on social grants. </p><p>'Our halls are equipped to serve as service points as it has all the required lighting and plugs and would provide shelter as well from sun, wind and rain for 100 to 400 people at a time.</p><p>'With this partnership we will be eliminating the burden of beneficiaries having to travel long distances to look for alternative service points far from their homes.</p><p>‘The City through this agreement again wishes to illustrate that our vulnerable citizens are our priority and we will partner with National and Provincial Government departments to have our citizens attended to,’ said Councillor Badroodien. </p><p>'Social grants remain the cornerstone of government’s key programmes to fight poverty afflicting children, people with disabilities and older persons and this collaboration is yet another mechanism from the City of Cape Town in making progress possible,’ said the Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-06-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d;L0|#03cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d|Elderly;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#318146cc-42af-4a7e-a82b-1f8e8ad6f53f;L0|#0318146cc-42af-4a7e-a82b-1f8e8ad6f53f|grants;GP0|#f2c14a4b-3d9b-4dee-a46f-e171e2bef105;L0|#0f2c14a4b-3d9b-4dee-a46f-e171e2bef105|community centres1

 

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