09 April 2024

Afrika Tikkun Applauds New Regulations In Social Development Grant Act

Submitted by: MyPressportal Team
Afrika Tikkun Applauds New Regulations In Social Development Grant Act

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA— Afrika Tikkun, a leading youth development organisation, commends the introduction of the new regulations in the Social Development Grant Act, stresses the crucial role this will have in ensuring the lawful allocation of government funds. The organisation emphasises that government needs to do more to hold citizens accountable for their own progress and own development.

Recovering funds from individuals who illegally accessed them is hailed as a significant step towards ensuring the rightful distribution of resources, curbing irregular expenditure, and combatting corruption. Afrika Tikkun expresses dismay at the challenges faced by the country in safeguarding funds earmarked for the most vulnerable, stressing the urgency of directing resources to those truly in need.

Moreover, the organisation fully supports efforts to prosecute individuals involved in any criminal activities related to fund allocation. The organisation also endorses regulations placing responsibility on beneficiaries to maintain reachable phone numbers, highlighting the importance of consistency in communication channels.

Onyi Nwaneri, Afrika Tikkun Group CEO, remarks, “We as South Africans must exercise greater diligence with our phone numbers. Frequent changes hinder access to essential services, impeding progress. Reliable phone numbers are essential for accessing opportunities and assistance. We urge South Africans to prioritise consistency in this regard.”

Afrika Tikkun believes these regulations will promote prudence in government expenditure, while empowering individuals to actively pursue their own advancement. By fostering reliable, sustainable, and lawful access to assistance, these measures will contribute to a more independent and proactive society.

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About Afrika Tikkun

Afrika Tikkun is a leading youth development organisation celebrating 30 years of providing education, social services and skills development and training to underserved communities within South Africa, through its five centres of excellence across Gauteng and the Western Cape. Afrika Tikkun’s award-winning cradle-to-career 360-degree model provides a holistic approach to the development of young people from early childhood to school leaving age, to when they journey into accessing economic opportunities. Currently assisting over 40,000 children and youth across the country, Afrika Tikkun’s primary goal is to create a sustainable future through economic empowerment for the youth of South Africa, for 30 years and beyond. For more details: www.afrikatikkun.com