Millions of South Africans who will lose access to monthly Covid-19 allowances, should government decide to immediately scrap the national state of disaster.
According to dr. Mosa Moshabela, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the R350 Covid-19 grant would fall away if the state of disaster is lifted.
The grants have been provided to millions of residents over the past 2 years,
Moshabela says there are still too many mechanisms that need to be put in place before the national state of disaster can be lifted.
- Calls for and against lifting of national state of disaster.
- Decrease seen in excess Covid-19 deaths in fourth wave.
- Up to 90% of Western Cape adults had protection against Covid-19 before the onset of the fourth wave.
The more I engage in these debates around urgency to end the State of Disaster in South Africa, the more I realise most agitators are driven by fear and mistrust of government. They are afraid government wants to prolong a hold on to power and maintain control of society. 🤧😷
— Mosa Moshabela (@MoshabelaMosa) January 24, 2022