#PODCAST: Activists say a R30 pension grant increase is NOT enough to survive in this tough economic climate

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - A R30 increase in the state pension grant is no where near sufficient. These are the sentiments of Community Activist, Les Govender, following Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2021 Budget Speech yesterday. On the increase in social grants; state pension grants and care dependency grants increase by R30 to R1890. The January 2021 Household Affordability Index shows basic food items like sugar beans, rice, flour and bread have seen price hikes of between 31% and 68%. According to the latest data, a food basket for the average South African costs around 4-thousand-rand. Govender says taking the cost of living into account, the R30 increase is no increase at all...