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Social Assistance Act, 2004

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To provide for the rendering of social assistance to persons; to provide for the mechanism for the rendering of such assistance; to provide for the establishment of an inspectorate for social assistance; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: May 2022


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Latest Developments:

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated with Regulations relating to the Lodging of Applications for Social Assistance Appeals and the Consideration and Adjudication of Appeals by the Independent Tribunal issued in terms of Section 32, read with Section 18 of the Act, as per Notice No. R.2120 of GG46459 dated 31 May 2022.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated with Regulations relating to the Application for and Payment of Social Assistance and the Requirements or Conditions in respect of Eligibility for Social Assistance, as per Notice No. R.2119 of GG46459 dated 31 May 2022.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated with the Commencement of the Social Assistance Amendment Act 2020, as per Proclamation No. 62 of GG46454 dated 30 April 2022.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated with Regulations relating to COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress issued in terms of Section 32, read with Section 13 of the Act, as amended, and with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, as per Notice No. R.2042 of GG46271 dated 22 April 2022.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated by an Increase in respect of Social Grants, as per Notice No. 1947 of GG46144 dated 31 March 2022.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated by notifying an Increase in Respect of Social Grants, as per Notice No. R. 286 of GG44377 dated 31 March 2021.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated with Amendments to the Social Assistance Act 2004 as per the Social Assistance Amendment Act 2020 (Act No. 16 of 2020), as per Notice No. 1414 of GG44035 dated 23 December 2020.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated by Notices, Increase in Respect of Social Grants, as per Notice No. R. 361 of GG43143 dated 25 March 2020.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been updated by Notices, Increase in Respect of Social Grants, as per Notice No. R. 362 of GG41526 dated 26 March 2018.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been amended by Amendment Regulations Relating to the Application for and Payment of Social Assistance and the Requirements or Conditions in respect of Eligibility for Social Assistance, Notice No. R. 621, Government Gazette 39007, dated 21 July 2015.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been amended by Increase in Respect of Social Grants, Notice No. 277, Government Gazette 38647, dated 30 March 2015.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) has been amended by Regulations relating to the Lodging and Consideration of Applications for Reconsideration of Social Assistance Application by the Agency and Social Assistance Appeals by the Independent Tribunal, Notice No. R. 746, Government Gazette 34618, dated 19 September 2011.

 

The Social Assistance Act, 2004, (Act No. 13 of 2004), has been added to the site – as Notice No. 714 in Government Gazette No. 26446 dated 10 June 2004; and has been updated by:

Regulations No. R. 898 in Government Gazette No. 31356 dated 22 August 2008;

Regulations No. R. 162 in Government Gazette No. 27316 dated 22 February 2005;

Notice No. 294 in Government Gazette No. 28672 dated 31 March 2006;

Notice No. 1243 in Government Gazette No. 31630 dated 21 November 2008;

Notice No. 253 in Government Gazette No. 29726 dated 30 March 2007;

Notice No. 379 in Government Gazette No.30934 dated 30934 dated 1 April 2008;

Amendment Act No. 6 of 2008 in Government Gazette No. 31248 dated 14 July 2008;

Regulations No. R. 67 in Government Gazette No. 31824 dated 28 January 2009;

Regulations No. R. 208 in Government Gazette No. 31955 dated 26 February 2009;

Notice No. 212 in Government Gazette No. 31955 dated 27 February 2009;

Notice No. 261 in Government Gazette No. 31987 dated 13 March 2009;

Notice No. 591 in Government Gazette No. 32254 dated 29 May 2009;

Notice No. R. 1252 in Government Gazette No. 32853 dated 31 December 2009;

Notice No. R. 261 in Government Gazette No. 33078 dated 31 March 2010;

Amendment Act No. 5 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33562 dated 16 September 2010; and

Regulations No. R. 193 in Government Gazette No. 32917 dated 12 March 2010.