21 April 2020 – Allocated additional funds to municipalities for water, food and housing

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
Sectors Involved: Housing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa announced that, as part of the second phase of its economic response to the virus, R20 billion will be made available to municipalities.

This funding will be for emergency water supply, increased sanisation of public transport facilites, and providing food and shelter for the homeless.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-additional-coronavirus-covid-19-economic-and-social-relief