Social-welfare agency SASSA refuses to admit that there any " poor whites "...refuse food-aid, social-welfare benefits to more than 600,000 of the 3-million Afrikaner whites who have fallen into homelessness, destitution and chronic food-shortages.
President Zuma's office had to intervene with the government's social-security agency SASSA's ongoing refusal to acknowledge or even deal with the rapidly-growing poverty of Afrikaners in Pretoria. Zuma's office had to arrange a meeting about the issue between Afrikaner charity Helping Hand and SASSA to deal with the latter agency 's refusal to assist poor 'whites'.
This is the SASSA team which denies the very existence of hundreds of thousands of poor Afrikaners -- and still refuses to help them with food-aid coupons and other social-welfare assistance: http://www.sassa.gov.za/ABOUT-SASSA/MEET-SASSA-TEAM-640.aspx
The meeting was arranged after one of SASSA's senior officials announced that "President Zuma did not know what was going on in the budget, and that SASSA-officials had no knowledge of any white poverty'. entire story on
Helping Hand pointed out during SASSA's visit that its inspectors not only refused admit that poor whites even existed, but that they also refused to deal with poor Afrikaners in their own language, despite the fact that it was one of the country's eleven official languages. "There is no plan at SASSA to address the growing white poverty in the Pretoria region," said Helping Hand spokesmen.
During the meeting, Helping Hand handed overits formal report to SASSA detailing many case-studies of poor whites who were constantly being refused access to any government aid-structure -- amongst them 70 young, poor Afrikaner mothers who had personally spoken to President Zuma during his two personal visits to the squatter camp Bethlehem near Pretoria. During Zuma's last visit, he had even personally brought along SASSA officials who had sat there and helped these women completed food-coupon-application forms -- yet who have never even received the courtesy of a reply ....
Solidarity trade union's survey dating from 2008 revealed that 600,000 of the 3-million Afrikaners were waging an increasingly desperate struggle to survive each day in hundreds of small
squatter camps and marginal land-sites countrywide - and it was also a countrywide pattern that provincial and central-government agencies and public hospitals were denying help to most of these poor Afrikaners.
Many of the Afrikaner women in these camps now deliver their babies inside their shacks or tents, sometimes helped by a charitable doctor of nurse.